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

Doug dmcgarrett at
Mon Oct 4 06:55:59 UTC 2010

On 10/04/2010 02:34 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> 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'
> group.
> 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? :-) .)
> BC
If your wife's computer is running Windows, get Burncdcc.exe.  It's 
free, and its
only purpose in life is to burn .iso files to disks, so it's hard to 
screw up!  --doug

Blessed are the peacemakers...for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A. M. Greeley

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