k3b refusing to burn a disk
art.alexion at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 20:50:53 UTC 2009
Francisco Borges wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 2:41 PM, nepal <nepal.roade at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> I am using 8.04 with all updates.
>> Whenever I try to burn a data cd or dvd k3b at some point will
>> eventually halt and display an error
>> "cdrecord has no permission to open the device"
> That could happen if there is another user (who logged in before you),
> and who is still logged into the computer.
> If that is not the case, I would start by trying to:
> determine which device it is (probably '/dev/scd0'), and doing something like:
> (shell command!)
> % sudo lsof | grep /dev/scd0
> To see if some other user or program is locking the device.
I have sometimes found that kio_* sometimes takes possession of the
drive and causes these types of errors. Usually, however, k3b prompts
you when this happens and asks you if you want to kill that process.
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