k3b refusing to burn a disk

Art Alexion art.alexion at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 20:50:53 UTC 2009


Francisco Borges wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> 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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