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Old 09-28-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
robcee
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suse 9.1 cd drive permissions


Hi Folks,

Another completely new guy to linux here.

I loaded in Suse 9.1 and everything is running fine. I just cant write anything to my Drives, either the internal CD writer or the external cd writer.

The internal Cd writer works fine, plays music, got audio, reads files. I just cant read music discs, or burn CD's.

I use K3D to disc copy but there seems to be a problem with permissions.

Tried changing the permissions thru the my computer but the program wont allow me.

When I try to use the external CD writer it says it can open the device, it can read CD contents in k3d but wont rip or do anything.

What should I do?

Im not that proficient with the command line so a simple instruct would really help.

Thanks folks. Much Obliged.

R
 
Old 10-18-2004, 03:17 AM   #2
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in the command line type su and gain root access then change things.
su
password: xxxxxx
and you have root access.
or you could just log on as root and see if this is your problems. try pressing ctrl+alt then any f key from f2-f5 or 6. then logon as root. then type startx . actulaly that might not work 'cuz i think you can only open one x session. so try the switch user options under the menu on the btm left. then log on as root. just try k3b from root. or check out the fstab entry in /etc/ youll need to be root to modify it. heres how i would do it:
su
password: ...
cp -v /etc/fstab /home/yourusername
open copy in it you fav text editor (i like kate)
then find /dev/cdrecorder or similar.
heres what my cd and dvd stuff looks like
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
i have no problems with that. dont ask me what it all means.
change it then save it.
then cp -v /home/yourusername/fstab /etc/

yeah thats it i hope. im pretty new to this too. no else seemed to be helping you so i thought i give it a shot. good luck.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 03:58 AM   #3
robcee
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Thanks for the reply tardigrade,

Luckily ive been able to figure out this problem. When I made the decision to try and switch over to Linux i didnt realize how much it still relied on the command line to get the most out of it.

Suffice to say, im learning everyday.

Hopefully I wouldnt be asking these oh too simple questions in a couple of months.

R
 
Old 10-18-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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ive been using it for 6 months or so and im still asking stupid questions.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 01:56 AM   #5
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Not a good sign ... oh well. Onward then.

till the next silly question.

R
 
  


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