k3b won't write CDs

Nick THOMPSON nickthompson at agere.com
Fri Nov 26 14:38:21 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 13:39, Larry Howe wrote:
> On Friday 26 November 2004 04:54, Nick THOMPSON wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a DVD re-writer which can write CD-R/W's as well, k3b even says
> > that it can in its device summary. However, although k3b will erase and
> > write DVD-R/W's, it won't let me erase CD-R/W's (not sure about writing
> > as all my CD-R/W are full!). I've tried several versions with no luck,
> > am I missing some other tool(s) maybe.
> >
> > This is all on a fully up-to-date FC2 machine. Never had this problem on
> > Mandrake. Starting to think I should roll my own KDE or use the RedHat
> > packages on the KDE download page.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Nick.
> Seems like a drastic solution to a minor problem. Have you looked in the logs 
> to see if there are errors? Does k3b tell you what the problem is? k3b is a 
> front end to cdrecord. Try running cdrecord from the command line and see 
> what the problem is or, it might even work from there.

Well, maybe. The problem is not that the process fails, rather k3b
doesn't let me select those actions from the menu - they're greyed out.
I don't think there will be much in the logs about that. Good idea
though, I'll try erasing from the command line - suppose I'll have to

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