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Old 04-25-2008, 08:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora 8 can't handle DVD media properly?


Any time I use a program that requires a Optical media - K9copy or 'Add remove programs' in KDE, it fails miserably in properly mounting the media
:-(

Now, this is supposed to be piece of cake - it's RH's Fedora!

What's wrong?

BTW in Gnome it works perfect - but the machine is client's and he just prefers KDE better than Gnome

What shall I do?
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:11 AM   #2
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Test with blank media and K3B.
Has it been tried in Gnome since the trouble was noticed?
 
Old 05-05-2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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Test with blank media and K3B.
did => won't :-)

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Has it been tried in Gnome since the trouble was noticed?
Gnome works flawlessly as always on fedora

It's KDE that the dude wants (It's a kind'a "Can You do it?" issue ;-) )

And F8 has a reputation of "can be done" ...
And it seems to be inherited from Debian somehow with HAL???

Now hal+KDE in Slackware and/or Mandriva "just works"?
 
Old 05-06-2008, 12:05 AM   #4
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did => won't :-)
What, exactly, does it say?

Describe what happens from the time a blank CD is inserted.

After failing - enter "dmesg" and look at the last couple-dozen messages for notices about the optical drive/media etc.
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Now hal+KDE in Slackware and/or Mandriva "just works"?
It "just works" for everyone on KDE. Except your client.

The client has not got a standard KDE install. How was KDE installed? Has anything been done to change optical device support (installing 3rd-party players, enabling DVD support - libdvdcss? etc?)

The simplest fix would be to just reinstall fedora-KDE from the KDE live CD or the DVD.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 03:33 AM   #5
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Post very funny B-)

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What, exactly, does it say?
sorry, I was in a hurry, so I miss-understood Your question.
Apologies.
:-(
Please follow below...

Quote:

Describe what happens from the time a blank CD is inserted.
1. insert blank CD.
2. it 'hooks' and KDE fires the dialog up with 'actions' to be selected:
2a. do with k3b
2b. take no action
3. I select the 'k3b' option,
4. k3b starts and I'm able to burn to the disc...

k3b 'just works' as expected. ;-)

Now, a written CD (or other media) - that's a whole lot different story:

1. Insertion
2. Dialogue -> 'Open in new window'
3. error message about 'permissions'
... ?
I figured it has to do with permissions (I'm a heck of a smart ass, ain't I, a? )

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After failing - enter "dmesg" and look at the last couple-dozen messages for notices about the optical drive/media etc.
I have to recheck this later, but I think it ain't reaching dmesg for it fails while KDE's 'sanity check' of some sort? But I might be wide off here - i check and come back with it...
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It "just works" for everyone on KDE. Except your client.
Actually the mounting on KDE wasn't working for quite few machines I installed from that DVD media...
:-(
And the DVD had the right SHA1 sum of fedora's release?
1. I repeat, on GNOME it works perfect
2. I made a link to Nautilus and Nautilus can mount media - removable and non-os=local.
3. I think it's upstream traceable to Debian and HAl and Nautilus is 'just patched'.
1. 2. and 3. are IMHO only.
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The client has not got a standard KDE install. How was KDE installed?
It was installed from the DVD first and then updated regularly with yum and pirut from fedora and livna repos.
Is that a kind of 'dark hacking'? I thought it's by the book?
:-(
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Has anything been done to change optical device support (installing 3rd-party players, enabling DVD support - libdvdcss? etc?)
Yes, I enabled livna.org - otherwise fedora just cant play multimedia for free which just sucks -
even 200MB NimbleX liveCD distro can do
- and I would then simply roll out Slackware?
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The simplest fix would be to just reinstall fedora-KDE from the KDE live CD or the DVD.
I did it once too (rm-ed all but /home) for it blew the Xorg while running devel and testing for more recent code...
:-(
Right now that fedora has only fedora, updates and livna enabled for update/install
right now only GNOME and KDE desktops are enabled.

Any help is appreciated.

best regards.
 
  


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