[SATLUG] Re: OpenSUSE 11.1/K3B issue

Crandall, Sean scrandall at jw.com
Thu Jan 22 09:59:56 CST 2009


Logging out and logging back in is the only way I've ever been able to
get new group memberships recognized by the system.  It feels a little
Windows-esque.  If somebody knows a better way, I'd like to hear it.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org 
> [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf Of John Pappas
> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:34 AM
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Re: OpenSUSE 11.1/K3B issue
> 
> 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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