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Old 02-28-2017, 05:33 PM   #1
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Feb17 - Slackware64 (14.2) Current - K3B not detecting blank disks


That last Slackware64 Current update broke all sorts of things on my boxes... Lib are not being seen. VLC now refuses to start but the big problem I now have is that K3B will not detect a blank disk in the drive.

Symptoms:
- Happening on two separate machine (the only two I have tried, both fully updated 'current').
- Even happens on an external USB burner (plugged in AFTER k3B has started).
- Reinstall of K3B doesn't fix it.
- When started from a console, I don't see any errors.
- When a blank disk is inserted (XFCE?) now automatically mounts it BUT, unmounting it does not make it available to K3B.
- I tried different brands of media, K3B acted the same on all of them.



Anyone else having this issue?

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Old 03-01-2017, 08:46 PM   #2
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Do other programs see the blank disc? Try with cdrecord, put a blank disc into your CD drive and try this command, does it return anything? You will have to make sure 'dev' is set to the correct device if its not /dev/sr0.

Code:
cdrecord dev=/dev/sr0 -minfo 2>/dev/null | grep -i blank
 
Old 03-02-2017, 10:50 AM   #3
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cdrecord sees that it's blank:
Code:
[machine]$ cdrecord dev=/dev/sr0 -minfo 2>/dev/null | grep -i bl
    1     1 Blank  0          2298495    2298496
K3B sees the disk fine and sees that it's blank: K3B-01.png

But, when you go to burn a disk, it doesn't see the blank disk: K3B-02.png


The blank disk seems to be continually mounted by the system: K3B-03.png

So I turned off auto-mount in XFCE's Thunar but it had no effect. The disk still shows up on my desktop as mounted and K3B still can't see the blank disk.

K3B has been working for the longest time, I'm not sure which update killed (I burn disks so infrequently) it but I suspect it was the Feb 10th 'current' update because, I started having a lot of lib problems after that.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:35 AM   #4
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So I guess its likely an k3b specific issue, I do not have any kde based programs installed so I can't help you much specifically with that.

First can you confirm you are updating slackware current correctly? Some new packages have been added in recent updates so it would be prudent to make sure you have them and not alternate versions from alienbob or elsewhere. Additionally assuming you are not already for 'clean-system' please make sure your /etc/slackpkg/blacklist is maintained properly or it will try to remove all third party packages that are not included in a slackware full install.

Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all
slackpkg clean-system
If that is not the problem, you could try moving any k3b configuration files temporarily out of the way to see if its a configuration issue.

If that is not it, you could look through the changelog and try to narrow down which update broke it, this may take some trail and error along with compiling older versions yourself. (If other people can confirm this problem or not it would be helpful?). Otherwise please wait for someone that knows k3b better.

Last edited by orbea; 03-02-2017 at 11:40 AM.
 
Old 03-14-2017, 05:13 PM   #5
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Ive been having this issue also I remember that in 14.1 there was a command given in the frequently asked questions to resolve a similar issue it went something like this chmod 777 /mnt/dvd/ however I don't remember it completely I've been up and down the internet even saw something about installing version 1.05 from kde3 but none have worked I'm hoping this is resolved soon or someone has that code I can't remember
 
Old 03-14-2017, 06:35 PM   #6
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Mine burns blurays fine. I use KDE. Here are the permissions I have (System Settings->Permissions). That probably has little use though.
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:46 PM   #7
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Mine burns blurays fine. I use KDE. Here are the permissions I have (System Settings->Permissions). That probably has little use though.
Hmn, I also have the same reading on the system settings however, when I type in cd-read the only blank cds which are listed that can be read are cd-rw can you tell me what your fstab reads perhaps there is something there which I have mucked up
 
Old 03-15-2017, 08:44 PM   #8
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fstab:
/dev/sda1 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda2 /boot/efi vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/sda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
 
Old 03-16-2017, 06:54 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by RadicalDreamer View Post
fstab:
/dev/sda1 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda2 /boot/efi vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/sda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
If you use [code][/code] tags, it will keep your formatting.

Code:
/dev/sda1        /                ext4        defaults         1   1
/dev/sda2        /boot/efi        vfat        defaults         1   0
/dev/sda3        swap             swap        defaults         0   0 
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
tmpfs            /dev/shm         tmpfs       defaults         0   0
 
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:05 PM   #10
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well it doesn't seem to be my fstab either other than going back to 14.1 or keep waiting and surfing the web I'm not sure if I want to remove clean yet sigh
 
Old 03-19-2017, 07:25 PM   #11
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I have no idea sorry but an ignorant guess of mine is that it has something to do with polkit and/or udisk.
 
Old 03-22-2017, 05:47 AM   #12
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I'm seeing evidece that my optical drive may be dying out;or that it may only be parcialy suported by Slackware 14.2 I'm going to try verious things to see if my suspisions are correct
 
Old 03-22-2017, 10:15 AM   #13
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Why not boot up a Puppy Linux live usb stick and see if the problem goes away?
 
Old 03-26-2017, 05:44 PM   #14
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Smile K3B working with DVD drive swap

I solved the problem in my case; by swapping the DVD drive from my Windows 10 computer with the one on my Slackware 14.2 computer I'm able to read blank discs with K3B on Slackware 14.2. It seems that the DVD does seem to be failing somehow on the Windows 10 computer it doesn't read blank discs either.
Perhaps for others having this issue I would suggest trying the same thing. P.S. may also be in others cases that the drive may only be supported partially somehow, but don't start my lying as to how that could be.

Last edited by perezomail; 03-26-2017 at 05:48 PM. Reason: mispelling hard to read
 
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