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Old 07-30-2003, 08:31 AM   #1
wakeupbomb
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Question k3b problem


Hi, whenever I run k3b I get the following errors

Unable to find cdrecord executable
K3b uses cdrecord to actually write cds. Without cdrecord K3b won't be able to properly initialize the writing devices.
Solution: Install the cdrtools package which contains cdrecord.
Unable to find cdrdao executable
K3b uses cdrdao to actually write cds. Without cdrdao you won't be able to copy cds, write cue/bin images, write CD-TEXT, and write audio cds on-the-fly.
Solution: Install the cdrdao package.

And then k3b won't pick up my cdwriter. Iv'e run k3bsetup and that seemed to go fine. Also cdrecord and cdrdao are located in /usr/bin, which is right as far as I know. So i'm guessing I don't need to install the suggested files? Since they are already present.

Any ideas?

Cheers

I'm using Slackware 9
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:57 AM   #2
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K3B

Did you make a full install of Slack 9? If so, you have cdrecord etc...

Just to check, in a terminal do:
whereis cdrecord
and
whereis cdrdao

It should return you the path (if installed)...

Then when checking the preferences of K3B, check the path of cdrecord to be sure it's the same...etc...
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:58 AM   #3
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Did you checked with "cdrecord -scanbus" if your drive is properly recognized by system?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:15 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Waldi
Did you checked with "cdrecord -scanbus" if your drive is properly recognized by system?
cdrecord -scanbus returned this

Cdrecord 2.0 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jörg Schilling
cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. Make sure you are root.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.

and I am root, the command won't work in user
argh :s

hmm I think I didn't compile SCSI support with my kernel. But I wasn't aware my CDWriter was SCSI, but I don't really know what SCSI is.. hmmm. Hopefully not recompile kernel time

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Old 07-31-2003, 03:18 AM   #5
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The easiest way to check the type of your CD-RW is to watch carefully bios display when you boot your comp. You may see then, which devices are detected as "IDE".
But even if your CD-RW is "IDE" (probably it is), you have to use SCSI-emulation to burn CD.
To do this you must modify your /etc/lilo.conf and /etc/fstab according to your configuration.
There were many similar threads on this forum with detailed instruction, how to do this, just search and read one of them.
But if your CDWriter is not "real" SCSI, you don't have to recompile your kernel.

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Old 07-31-2003, 06:35 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Waldi
The easiest way to check the type of your CD-RW is to watch carefully bios display when you boot your comp. You may see then, which devices are detected as "IDE".
But even if your CD-RW is "IDE" (probably it is), you have to use SCSI-emulation to burn CD.
To do this you must modify your /etc/lilo.conf and /etc/fstab according to your configuration.
There were many similar threads on this forum with detailed instruction, how to do this, just search and read one of them.
But if your CDWriter is not "real" SCSI, you don't have to recompile your kernel.
Ahh right, cheers Well iv'e recompiled my kernel with SCSI enabled now anyway and it seems to work ok, well it's burning CD's anyway. Thanks for the advice But i'm still getting some bizzare error. I'm gonna search the forums before asking about it though

Thanks again
 
  


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