Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: UK
Distribution: none yet
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
K3B make & install (Fedora 10

I am trying to burn an audio CD from mp3 files using k3b in Fedora 10, but it doesn't support it. I have downloaded k3b from another source but don't know how to install it. I have extracted the file and now I have loads of files, configure, makefile etc etc. How do i install this??

Thanks in advance
Old 12-05-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
LQ Veteran
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741
I'm assuming from this that Fedora came with k3b. That being the case, installing k3b again is not likely to fix anything.

First, check to see that you are in the proper group. It's typically something like "cdrom" or "optical". You can see the choices in your GUI system admin menus, or you can do it in a terminal.

To see all groups: more /etc/group

To add yourself to--eg--optical:
su ##to become root
usermod -a -G optical <username>

Alternatively, just run k3b as root (from a terminal)

Beyond this, tell us what is not working.

If you DON'T have k3b, then surely Fedora has some other CD-burning application.
Old 12-05-2008, 08:02 PM   #3
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Orange County, NY
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris, Android
Posts: 329
Blog Entries: 21

Rep: Reputation: 52
Actually its a matter of proprietary codecs , that k3b does not come with out of the box. What you need to do is install k3b-mp3 and the one you already have installed should then support it.

you can do this through the gui , or login to terminal as root and type in the following
yum -y install k3b-mp3

Last edited by jkzfixme; 12-05-2008 at 08:08 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora 9 X86 & K3B trailer8713 Linux - Newbie 14 08-03-2008 09:05 AM
package compiling from source, make & make install concepts shujja Linux - Newbie 2 09-20-2005 01:18 AM
Chap 5 Binutils make LDFLAGS & make install errors shotokan Linux From Scratch 5 04-10-2005 04:01 AM
'make' & 'make install commands not recognised by shell gilbertt Linux - Software 4 05-04-2004 09:04 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration