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Old 01-07-2006, 04:12 AM   #1
Joe Soap
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k3b: cdrecord did not exit cleanly

G'day Folks,

All of a sudden (really) k3b has started giving problems. Last night I burned two audio cds without any problems, but when I tried to burn the third, k3b reported an error, namely "cdrecord did not exit cleanly".

Well, I have another pc and a laptop with burn capabilities, so I just moved over to them. Same story. Go figure.

I have reinstalled cdrecord and k3b on one machine but that did not solve the problem.

All three machines are running Kanotix and k3b 0.12.7.

Here's the log output from one of the failed sessions:
K3b Version: 0.12.7

KDE Version: 3.4.2
QT Version: 3.3.5
Kernel: 2.6.11-kanotix-11
_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A 102C (/dev/hdc, ) at /cdrom [CD-R; CD-RW; CD-ROM; DVD-ROM; DVD-R; DVD-RW; DVD+R; DVD+RW; DVD+R DL] [DVD-ROM; DVD-R Sequential; DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite; DVD-RW Sequential; DVD+RW; DVD+R; DVD+R Double Layer; CD-ROM; CD-R; CD-RW] [SAO; TAO; RAW; SAO/R96R; RAW/R96R; Restricted Overwrite]

Used versions
cdrecord: 2.1.1a03

/usr/bin/cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.11-kanotix-11
/usr/bin/cdrecord: There are unsettled issues with Linux-2.5 and newer.
/usr/bin/cdrecord: If you have unexpected problems, please try Linux-2.4 or Solaris.
scsidev: '/dev/hdc'
devname: '/dev/hdc'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported.
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Error: Cannot gain SYS_RAWIO capability.Is cdrecord installed SUID root?
: Operation not permitted
/usr/bin/cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial version of libscg (ubuntu-0.8ubuntu1 '@(#)scsitransp.c 1.91 04/06/17 Copyright 1988,1995,2000-2004 J. Schilling').
SCSI buffer size: 64512
/usr/bin/cdrecord: Asked for SCSI I/O buffer size 64512 bytes, could only get 20480.
/usr/bin/cdrecord: This version of cdrecord does not include DVD-R/DVD-RW support code.
/usr/bin/cdrecord: See /usr/share/doc/cdrecord/README.DVD.Debian for details on DVD support.
Text len: 1584
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a03 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2005 Joerg Schilling
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of cdrecord
and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original version.
Please send bug reports and support requests to <>.
The original author should not be bothered with problems of this version.
TOC Type: 0 = CD-DA
Using libscg version 'ubuntu-0.8ubuntu1'.
Driveropts: 'burnfree'
atapi: 1
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 0
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : '_NEC '
Identifikation : 'DVD+-RW ND-6650A'
Revision : '102C'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Current: 0x0009
Profile: 0x002B
Profile: 0x001B
Profile: 0x001A
Profile: 0x0014
Profile: 0x0013
Profile: 0x0011
Profile: 0x0010
Profile: 0x000A
Profile: 0x0009 (current)
Profile: 0x0008 (current)
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96R RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 1343488 = 1312 KB
FIFO size : 4194304 = 4096 KB
pregap1: -1
Track 01: audio 51 MB (05:03.44) no preemp swab copy
Track 02: audio 46 MB (04:33.92) no preemp swab copy
Track 03: audio 82 MB (08:09.82) no preemp swab copy
Track 04: audio 26 MB (02:39.74) no preemp swab copy
Track 05: audio 44 MB (04:24.54) no preemp swab copy
Track 06: audio 41 MB (04:08.88) no preemp swab copy
Track 07: audio 73 MB (07:14.10) no preemp swab copy
Track 08: audio 48 MB (04:46.36) no preemp swab copy
Track 09: audio 40 MB (04:03.20) no preemp swab copy
Track 10: audio 103 MB (10:16.70) no preemp swab copy
Total size: 558 MB (55:20.73) = 249055 sectors
Lout start: 558 MB (55:22/55) = 249055 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
Indicated writing power: 5
Is not unrestricted
Is not erasable
Disk sub type: Medium Type B, low Beta category (B-) (4)
ATIP start of lead in: -11607 (97:27/18)
ATIP start of lead out: 359849 (79:59/74)
Disk type: Short strategy type (Phthalocyanine or similar)
Manuf. index: 18
Error: Cannot gain SYS_RAWIO capability.Is cdrecord installed SUID root?
: Operation not permitted
Manufacturer: Plasmon Data systems Ltd.
Blocks total: 359849 Blocks current: 359849 Blocks remaining: 110794
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 8 in real SAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in 3 seconds.
2 seconds.
1 seconds.
0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
BURN-Free is OFF.
Turning BURN-Free on
Performing OPC...
Sending CUE sheet...

cdrecord command:
/usr/bin/cdrecord.mmap -v gracetime=2 dev=/dev/hdc speed=8 -dao driveropts=burnfree textfile=/tmp/kde-e-dua/k3bImKMba.dat -eject -useinfo -audio -shorttrack /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_01.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_02.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_03.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_04.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_05.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_06.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_07.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_08.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_09.inf /tmp/kde-e-dua/k3b_audio_Liege & Lief0_10.inf

Please note that I have used k3b to successfully burn cds on this configuration before. Something strange must have happened last night that made everything go pearshaped.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Old 01-07-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
Joe Soap
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Solved it. I had the testing release of cdrecord installed. I reinstalled the stable version and k3b worked perfectly.


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