[kde-linux] k3b verify problem

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 31 11:22:17 UTC 2008

On Thursday 31 July 2008 11:38:38 david wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > Is there a problem with k3b in 2008.1?  I've just installed Mandriva on
> > my daughter's laptop and confidently told her to burn with k3b.  She
> > burned one, the disc ejected, but didn't retract and the verify stuck
> > there.  The second time she caught it as it ejected and pushed it in
> > immediately it released. It didn't verify.  I changed the setting so that
> > it wouldn't eject, but the third burn didn't verify either.
> >
> > That is, not that they gave a 'bad burn' but that it didn't even start to
> > verify.
> >
> > Anyone know why or what I can do?  It's most embarrassing.  I told her
> > that it was so simple and reliable, but I'll not convince her if she
> > can't verify her backups.
> Hmmm, IMHO, an old and longstanding bug in K3B and/or HALD and/or some
> other component of KDE that (IIRC) you yourself once mentioned only
> rarely afflicts users and then only users of certain hardware ...
> anyway, me being one of the lucky victims of this bug (I was the one who
> noticed that on my system K3B was burning track0 but then trying to
> verify track1), the solution is to set K3B to NOT eject the disc after
> burning. Then it goes ahead and verifies just fine. After the
> verification is complete, you can eject the disc via K3B's menus/icons.

As I said, I had already set it to not eject.  However, this morning I have 
made some interesting discoveries.  Verify works fine with CDs and DVD+RW 
disks.  It seems to be just DVD-R disks that it won't verify.

Mostly it just hangs at the 50% mark, not starting to verify, but twice it has 
crashed k3b altogether.

For backup purposes using RW disks will be fine.  I've added my discoveries to 
https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=38578 but I guess I should also 
search the kde bug reports to see whether it needs adding there as well.

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