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Old 11-09-2004, 06:56 PM   #16
khana
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I have Fedora Core 2 and had a similar problem, with K3B not correctly recognizing my LG DVD-RAM.
I think I solved the problem installing the developer rpm of Kernel 2.6.9-1.2_FC2.
You can find the kernel and relative kernel-source in any developer ftp mirror site of Fedora Core 2...

For what I understood reading the web around, Fedora Core 3 has a kernel derived from 2.6.9 which has not this bug with cdrecord.
Kernel 2.6.8 seems very bugged... suggestions are not to update to 2.6.8, or use a test release 2.6.9 kernel.

Now DVD-RAM is correctly detected, with all options and write modes enabled and listed.
Not tried with a burn yet, it's 2 a.m. here ;D
 
Old 01-02-2005, 12:06 PM   #17
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Ok everyone, relax. Seems to be alot of hate going down in this thread. But anyway. Back to the problem at hand. This is what k3bsetup look like for everyone that didn't know. This might help you see what it is trying to do:

http://www.buffalo.edu/~rfs7/images/Screenshot.png

-Basically what it does, is has the user create a group known as burning (you can actually call it anything you like, but that is the default.)

-Then it changes the group ownership on all your cd and dvd drives (/dev/hdX files or whatever they may be) to the group burning.

-It then sets the permissions for those devices (the /dev/hdX files that are your cd burners and readers) to 660.

-Seemingly the least important part, if the programs cdrecord and cdrdao aren't in your path it adds them so k3b can find them.

-Finally it changes the group ownership of these programs to burning and then changes the permissions to 4710.

Unfortunately, there is some sort of problem still existant here. After I run k3bsetup and do what it suggests, when I start k3b I still get these errors:

Code:
Unable to find cdrecord executable
K3b uses cdrecord to actually write CDs.
Solution: Install the cdrtools package which contains cdrecord.

Unable to find cdrdao executable
K3b uses cdrdao to actually write CDs.
Solution: Install the cdrdao package.
I have played with the permissions and I'm not sure exactly what to do. I have set it to 777 and it complains that it is not running with root privelages. Im sure if it set it to 4777 it would work. However I do no want to do that. I would prefer to have this working with the correct permissions. When i have the permissions for these files set to 4710, k3b gives me the above errors upon startup, but gives me these errors when it tries to burn:

Code:
Could not find cdrecord executable.
However when I change the permissions to 4777 it doesn't complain. I'm not quite sure what to do. Any ideas?

On a side note, the command for running k3bsetup is: kcmshell k3bsetup2
I noticed that many of you were typing it incorrectly.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 12:45 PM   #18
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Originally posted by stocks29
Ok everyone, relax. Seems to be alot of hate going down in this thread.
Huh? Where? No hate here at all. Please quote specific parts when you refer to something in particular.

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But anyway. Back to the problem at hand. This is what k3bsetup look like for everyone that didn't know. This might help you see what it is trying to do:
k3bsetup is not needed. Based on your signature and profile, I conclude that you don't use Fedora Core, but Gentoo. Whatever may be necessary there, does not apply here. This is the "Fedora" specific place of linuxquestions.org forum.

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-Finally it changes the group ownership of these programs to burning and then changes the permissions to 4710.
Hell, no! Don't do that. Latest release of k3b no longer does that either, and cdrecord in Fedora Core refuses to run with setuid bit set. See package changelog.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 04:16 PM   #19
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k3bsetup is not needed.
Well sir, you are correct that it is not needed it the way that no gui is ever needed if you want to do everything by command line. k3bsetup merely makes it easier to do such things as set the appropriate permissions so non-root users can use k3b to its fullest functionality. The purpose of the the picture and the remaining information about k3bsetup was so users on this forum who were trying to use it, but couldn't, could see exactly what it was trying to accomplish so they could understand what was going on.

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Based on your signature and profile, I conclude that you don't use Fedora Core, but Gentoo. Whatever may be necessary there, does not apply here. This is the "Fedora" specific place of linuxquestions.org forum.
You are correct in this aspect, on my desktop, I do currently run gentoo. This is simply because I had Fedora Core 2 which I enjoyed, and them I upgraded to Fedora Core 3, which seemed a little more buggy than FC2. After hearing about Gentoo, you couldn't turn me back with $100 bill free upon download, but that is just my opinion.

However I do still have a File/Application server that is running FC2. I haven't the time to change the distro so this is how it will remain for now atleast.

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Hell, no! Don't do that. Latest release of k3b no longer does that either, and cdrecord in Fedora Core refuses to run with setuid bit set. See package changelog.
The latest release of k3b isn't yet available as a Gentoo package (it is masked so im using 0.11.17), and I haven't gotten around to upgrading it on the server so I am unaware as to the procedure that allows users to burn cds so easily with the new k3b. Could you please enlighten?

Just out of curiousity, what is the problem with allowing a particular group to burn cd's with root privelages?
 
Old 01-02-2005, 08:46 PM   #20
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Originally posted by stocks29
[B]Well sir, you are correct that it is not needed it the way that no gui is ever needed if you want to do everything by command line. k3bsetup merely makes it easier to do such things as set the appropriate permissions so non-root users can use k3b to its fullest functionality.
No, no, that is not needed with Fedora Core. No command-line fiddling is needed. Device permissions and things like that are set up already.
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The latest release of k3b isn't yet available as a Gentoo package (it is masked so im using 0.11.17), and I haven't gotten around to upgrading it on the server so I am unaware as to the procedure that allows users to burn cds so easily with the new k3b. Could you please enlighten?
I can't assist with Gentoo, but you can read the k3b website.
 
  


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