[kde-linux] k3b verify problem

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 31 19:34:50 UTC 2008

On Thursday 31 July 2008 19:47:26 david wrote:
> 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?

That would be interesting.  Anyone prepared to test it?

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