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Old 11-29-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
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k3b has produced too many coasters in the last 2 years yet!

First of all I am very sorry not to being a programmer so that I could help in making this and other projects grow up.

But the thing is that during the last couple of years I have been using k3b and everytime I could finally fix up a problem then it appeared another one. And I have lost too many CDs and DVDs yet.

So I am going to use another programs. At the moment the most reliable one seems to be NERO, so even when it is less atractive than k3b, I will give it a chance.

I know, I must pay for it, but at least I will save money avoiding coasters.

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Old 11-29-2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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not a single coaster from K3B here on my PC, could be something specific to your hardware and/or software
Old 11-29-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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+1 okie...

ive burnt about 100 cds+dvds combined in the past 12 months with k3b, not a single coaster.
Old 11-30-2005, 12:17 AM   #4
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I've had coasters from k3b, but the mistakes were mine, not its. Can you explain what usually happens when you get a coaster? Buffer underrun? Some error message? Does it happen with a specific type of media? What distribution are you running? Did you get k3b from a package or compile from source? What version(s) is\are\were you using?
Old 11-30-2005, 12:32 AM   #5
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The only coasters I have had with k3b were made using a new fast CD/DVD burner with a Pentium 350 and 128MB RAM with the default settings.
For better control the cdrecord/mkisofs combo cannot be beat.
Like Okie and Kamikazee I would suspect your hardware and current settings.
Old 11-30-2005, 09:55 AM   #6
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756 Mb DDR400
SuSE 10.0
K3b version: many.... now 0.12.8 rpm from Packman

Maybe it is SuSE?

Now problem is with DVD. When k3b finishes burning a DVD, a message is displayed: "growisofs no acabó limpiamente" which should be in english something like this: "growisofs hasn't finished ok"

Any ideas so?
Old 11-30-2005, 01:53 PM   #7
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This could be hardware related, I have used k3b on various distros and it works fine. Have you tried using a different cd/dvd writer and media?
Old 11-30-2005, 06:27 PM   #8
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Is that a 64-bit architecture? K3b has some problems with 64-bit; that's why it's been held up in unstable in debian.

Try testing growisofs from the command line (or mkisofs, the underlying utility) in various situations. If those applications fail, the problem isn't k3b. You could also try googling the error message (provided you can get it verbatim in english).
Old 11-30-2005, 07:24 PM   #9
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0 Coasters from K3b about 30 cd's burnt reecntly.
Old 12-01-2005, 10:57 AM   #10
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NO, it is not 64-bit architecture.

The problems are with DVD lately, and Nero works perfectly.

I have uninstalled k3b and afterwards delete every file I found with "k3b" characters in the name and afterwards I reinstalled k3b. And the problem hasn't dissapeared.

No idea...

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Old 12-01-2005, 12:45 PM   #11
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My main beef with K3b in the past was its multisession support. Anyone have any comments on how it is doing now? I haven't used the app for almost 6 months, so I'm just curious. A vote for mkisofs and cdrecord here (or BashBurn which automates that stuff in a script)!
Old 12-10-2005, 02:17 PM   #12
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There is also such a thing as a "Win Burner" that will not work with linux. I used to have one of those, and all I would get is coasters, but it works fine in windows. I switched to a lite-on cd-burner, and havn't made a coaster in the last 50 discs that I have burnt.


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