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Old 01-09-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2005
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K3b finds invisible audio cd??

Problem Im having is that when I launch k3b it detects a audio cd in /dev/hdc,which is my cd-rw...problem is there is no cd in will ask me what i want to do and no matter what i choose kde just hangs and dies and locks up /dev/hdc..Have to reboot to get it back.if I launch k3b with tray open it doesnt do it..But for some reason if cd tray is closed it thinks theres a cd in creats a icon on desktop and when i look in it its empty.If I look in it when a actual cd is in tray..there a files named "CDFull,OGGvorbis,mps,information..along with the music files.I thought maybe it was my cd-rom that is messed up so i installed gnomebaker..but it works fine with gnomebaker..when I choose to burn a cd it tells me there is no media in it..So it has to be a problem with K3b and not me doesnt do it with my dvd-rom.Any ideas as what is going on?I have used "aptitude purge k3b"..and then deleted config files in home directory..and reinstalled..but didnt help..
Old 01-09-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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What you're describing sounds like the built-in functionality in KDE 3 to provide dummy files on an audio CD. The idea is that if you want to rip the CD you simply copy those files to your home directory or somewhere on your hard drive and then ripping is done automatically. I think that if you simply unmount the CD and then launch K3B you shouldn't have any problems.
Old 01-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #3
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well if it is part of it's built in function,its not working.Like I said.when launching k3b it opens up a menu saying it found a audio cd ,when the drive is empty,asking what i want to do..anything you choose .."do nothing","open in window",cancel ,close window,etc. ..causes k3d to just lock up..icon just keeps a twirling for a minute then dies..Trying to launch k3b after that results in it just twirling its icon.It locks up the cant eject..using umount /dev/hdc says its not get it back Ihave to reboot ..killing x and logging back in doesnt work either..None of the oter Kde apps like k9copy,Amarok,Juk,etc..have problems with cd-rw..Ive never had this problem with k3b on this laptop..


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