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Old 03-28-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
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k3b does not work when I am a normal user


I have Mandrake 9.2 and I installed a Samsung CD-burner. Mandrake identified it OK. Then i fetched the CD-burner program K3B. It works very well when I work as ROOT but it doesnt work when I am a normal user. Yes I have created a burning group and selected "use burning group" = burning in the setup as ROOT. I also tried with only my user name.

The K3B version is 0.11.6 cvs. It was selected from a dowload-site for mandrake-stuff.

The error-printout from k3b tells lot of stuff, like that k3b has unsuccesfully tried to reach lots of unrelevant directories. (some of them belonging to persons not added to the burning-group at all !!)

What can be wrong??
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What can be wrong??

security reasons - change cdrecord rights(man chmod)
Old 03-28-2004, 07:36 PM   #3
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I think you can add a user to a group called "cdburn" and that may help. Get there from Mandrake Control Center -> System -> Users, and you can modify what groups individuals belong to. This may do the same thing via GUI that the chmod may do in console as suggested above.
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Run k3b as root and then go to a configuration screen (can't recall which one ). In there it says something about adding authorized users, so just add yourself and it'll be fine.


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