WTF (meaning Weird, True and Freaky - OK?) about KDE3

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Oct 4 06:34:34 UTC 2010

On 02/10/2010 03:46, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-10-02 at 01:38 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> So I then tried using Brasero - for the first time ever.
>> It burnt the CD without a hiccup.
>> Question: who has stuffed-up K3b in the past 24 or so hours so that it
>> no longer works as it did for years? (I say 24 hours or so because I/we
>> check daily for upgrades - and there haven't been any for some days
>> until the last 24 hours.)
> It's a rather old problem. I'm surprised it hasn't been remedied yet. It
> usually concerns r/w permission and cdrom group membership, to grant
> permission to actually write to the cd/dvd device. Just
> "more /etc/group" and see if your user is in the group "cdrom". That is
> the usual suspect. For whatever reason, Brasero doesn't use that schema,
> apparently. Me, I don't like wasting even one CD, and the fact that K3b
> could write ~something~ to the disc, enough to bugger it up, is
> maddening. Ric

Thanks, Ric, but I checked and the 'user' *is *a member of the 'cdrom' 

As I stated (because my own 'backup' computer now being used does not 
have the ability to burn CDs/DVDs 'cause I lost the mobo - see thread 
Any Suggestion?) I have had to use my wife's computer to do any burning 
and I have had no problems doing so until the last ugrades I put thru to 
10.04.1 Lucid.

I conclude that something to do with KDE has something to do with this 
sudden change in behaviour of K3b.

In one way perhaps - I say perhaps - I am glad because I won't have to 
install all that additional KDE stuff to have K3b working :-) .

(OK, I won't show my face in kubuntu for a while, right? :-) .)


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