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Old 05-04-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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K3B taking forever

i've been tring to burn an iso image to a DVDRW using K3B
and the progress has been setting a 99% for almost an hour.

the iso image is only 2GIGS.
why is it taking so long??
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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still waiting
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:49 PM   #3
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That is weird. At the moment I can only theorize that perhaps your media is bad. Try aborting the process and try again.

Also has it always burned so slowly at 4x? If so, check using the hdparm command and make sure your drive is set to use DMA.

Another theory is that K3B could be already done burning, and is verifying the burn? (Not likely, but I have run out of ideas).

Old 05-04-2010, 01:56 PM   #4
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It is a common problem with the K3B for KDE4 included in Slack13. That is why it was recommended to install the kde3-compat packages and use k3b from KDE3. See older threads for the same issue.

Edit: example of 'older thread':


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Old 05-04-2010, 01:58 PM   #5
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here is what i get when i run hdparm -I /dev/cdrom
ATAPI CD-ROM, with removable media
        Model Number:       hp      DVD A  DH16AAL                  
        Serial Number:      2B9946005139                            
        Firmware Revision:  LHD7                                    
        Transport:          Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5
        Likely used CD-ROM ATAPI-1                                                       
        DRQ response: 50us.                                                              
        Packet size: 12 bytes
        cache/buffer size  = unknown
        LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
        DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
             Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
        PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
             Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
        Enabled Supported:
           *    PACKET command feature set
           *    DEVICE_RESET command
           *    NOP cmd
                Removable Media Status Notification feature set
           *    SATA-I signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
           *    Phy event counters
                Device-initiated interface power management
                Asynchronous notification (eg. media change)
           *    Software settings preservation
i've already tried starting over. this is my second try in two days.

Last edited by grimx; 05-04-2010 at 02:57 PM.
Old 05-04-2010, 02:34 PM   #6
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grimx, AlvaroG is wright and probably your hardware is ok. Don't waste your CDs/DVDs, it's an old annoying k3b bug... You can try xfburn. rlworkman made a build for 13 (
Old 05-04-2010, 05:19 PM   #7
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I had the same problem a while ago.
Installed k3b (kde3 version) from extra/kde3-compat.

So i just use the old one for now, after destroying a few dvd's!

Last edited by vdvluc; 05-04-2010 at 05:25 PM.
Old 05-04-2010, 06:23 PM   #8
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Problems like this are the reason I try to use backend commandline progs as much as possible. in this case mkisofs and cdrecord.
Old 05-04-2010, 07:36 PM   #9
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This is an issue when using K3B to burn DVD+R media.
The solution is to go to Burn -> Misc -> Multisession Mode and change from Auto to No Multisession.


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