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Old 12-02-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
banerji
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Problems with External USB 2.0 DVD/CD RW in Fedora Core 2


Hi,

Here's the gist of it....

1. FC2 recognises device and mounts it at /dev/scd0 (with a link to /dev/cdrom1).
2. cdrecord works fine under root mode, haven't tried with dvds as yet.
3. When same opration in K3B is tried (as cdrecord), it returns the error:

"cdrecord has no permission to open this device" for normal user

"failed (error 500)" for root

and asks me to run k3bsetup, but I'm using the K3B install that came with the FC2 distro, so it doesn't come with k3bsetup.

Now, apart from installing FC3, installing a new k3b, or any other installation, or going back to WinDoze:

a) has anyone had this problem before?
b) what should be done to fix it? An explanation as to why would also be good for others who have similar problems in the future.

Thanks for your help.
Cheers.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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Sounds like the your user doesn't have permissions to write to the device (just like the error says).

chmod 666 /dev/scd0 should do it, or 664 if you have your user in the group that owns the device.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for that, but I did type <chown /dev/scd0> as root and it did not complain... I'll try your suggestion.
 
  


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