k3b permissions error

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Dec 13 13:17:35 UTC 2006

D. Michael McIntyre wrote:

> On Monday 11 December 2006 1:29 pm, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> I wouldn't _flame_ you for running as root - but it's not the right way
>> to do it :-)
>> What's the device name of your burner?
> You weren't talking to me, but I'll answer.  It's /dev/sg0, and it's 666
> root:cdrom, and I'm in the cdrom group.
> Any insight?

Are you sure it's always sg0?  Mine comes up sometimes as sg0 and sometimes
as sg1.  By default the udev rule makes sg0 owned by cdrom but not any
other sg* devices.  I thought I had a working rule that established which
sg device was associated with /dev/scd0 (which is also the cdrom), but
trying to do backups last night I found it had lost the group ownership

When k3b says it can't open the device, click on the "Show debugging output"
button - it's usually pretty obvious there what the problem is. 

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