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zero79 08-14-2004 07:43 PM

how to give a normal user access to cd burning?
 
i'm trying to use k3b to burn cd's as a normal user.

i get a message when it starts up saying that "cdrdao should be run with root priviledges"

i saw somewhere that you need to add users to a "burning" group. i didn't have a burning group, so i created it with "groupadd burning" and added my normal user to it with "usermod -G burning <username>", but i got the same error about cdrdao.

i can always run k3b as root, but i'd prefer to get it functional with my standard account.

thanks for any help.

HappyTux 08-14-2004 08:02 PM

Re: how to give a normal user access to cd burning?
 
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Originally posted by zero79
i'm trying to use k3b to burn cd's as a normal user.

i get a message when it starts up saying that "cdrdao should be run with root priviledges"

i saw somewhere that you need to add users to a "burning" group. i didn't have a burning group, so i created it with "groupadd burning" and added my normal user to it with "usermod -G burning <username>", but i got the same error about cdrdao.

i can always run k3b as root, but i'd prefer to get it functional with my standard account.

thanks for any help.

I get that message all the time and it just a warning that you may have problems because cdrdao is not suid root it is not written in stone. I have never experienced any problems with it set the way it is. The adding to the burner group is misinformation/a bug the group to belong too in Debian is cdrom. This is fixed in the latest version from unstable so if you have the sources in your sources.list for unstable try apt-get -t unstable install k3b k3blibs it will also fix an error with it finding the dvr+rw tools if you have a dvd burner like I do.

zero79 08-14-2004 08:38 PM

ok, cool.

so how do i get that annoying message to stop coming up every time k3b starts?

is it inevitable that i must strain to click "close" every time i load up k3b? oh no :D

edit: doh, chalk one up for being observant...there's a check box that says "don't show again" :p


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