[kde-linux] k3b verify problem

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Jul 31 18:47:26 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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.

Interesting that the disc format would make a difference.

Since K3B uses command line tools to do the actual work (right?), I 
wonder if doing the same sequence of actions using a script at the 
command line would have the same problem?

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