[SATLUG] OpenSUSE 11.1/K3B issue

John Pappas j at jvpappas.net
Tue Jan 20 12:56:40 CST 2009

My first thought is a permissions problem.  Make sure that your user is in
the 'disk' group (on my OS11.1 systems, srX devices are set up as 660
root.disk, so your user must be in group 'disk').  Check via `ls -al
/dev/sr?`  You also may want to check that your user is part of cdrom,
audio, and burning.

It is entirely possible that only the burning group is needed, but I am
liberal with my account permissions on my personal systems.

It is unclear from your post as to other burning programs status, or what
other programs with which you have tested.

Usually K3B runs a check on the system config to make sure that all is well,
and will prompt so.  You could try using k3b from the packman repo (as it
tends to be newer and has different (non-suse) compile options, but versions
look the same at this point since 11.1 is so recent).

Also, try running k3b from the command line so that you can send us the

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 23:32, Justin Burdette <justin.burdette at gmail.com>wrote:

> I upgraded from 11.0 to 11.1 over the weekend and now I've got a
> strange issue. I have a SATA DVD+-RW and a PATA CD-RW drive, and when
> I try to burn a CD-R, K3B stops seeing my drives. The OS sees the
> blank disk but the drives disappear from K3B and it won't write a
> disc. Other burning programs won't see the drives until I restart.
> Any ideas? I checked for K3B updates and there aren't any at the
> moment. I'm almost tempted to go back to 11.0 or switch to Kubuntu...
> Justin
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