[SATLUG] Re: OpenSUSE 11.1/K3B issue

John Pappas j at jvpappas.net
Thu Jan 22 09:33:37 CST 2009


I should have mentioned that you would need to restart the app (at least) if
not your X session to pick up the change in groups.  The system does not
"poll" the group file for changes, so AFAIK the environment needs to be
restarted to pick up the changes.

Is there a way to have the environment recognize group changes without
restarting?

Thanks!
jp

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 19:56, Justin Burdette <justin.burdette at gmail.com>wrote:

> I set the groups & had no immediate change, but when I got home this
> morning I tried again. I was able to burn discs in the SATA DVD+-RW
> without a problem. I didn't try the PATA CD-RW, I think that's a
> redundancy I can do without. Besides, when BluRay burners become
> affordable, one will be taking that slot. I'm guessing the old CD-RW
> is dying and having undesired side effects...
>
> Thanks for the help!
> Justin
>
> On 1/20/09, John Pappas <j at jvpappas.net> wrote:
> > 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
> > output...
> >
> >
> > 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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