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K3B only writes to CDR under root

Posted on 2004-10-24
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I am attempting to use K3B, which when logged in as root is a teriffic little program.  However, when I log in as an ordinary user I not longer have the ability to write to CDR.  The "Write CDs:" option says no, but under root it says yes.  
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Question by:aaeandcee
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    by:tolgadalkilic
    would you check the /etc/fstab file for your cdwriter device to be enabled for read and write for users?

    in the options column enable the device for read+write like "rw" and add users, and also u can enable only for your user by adding the userid of your user.
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    by:aaeandcee
    This is the line that I have in FSTAB that refers to my burner:

    /dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

    How should this line be modified?

    What is confusing to me is that I have the ability to write to DVD-R and CD/RWs.

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    What Kernel?  This may give some insight:
    http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/3644
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    by:owensleftfoot
    You need to run k3b-setup to add users. K3b manages its own users - only root is allowed burn by default.
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    by:aaeandcee
    How do I run k3b-setup?
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    by:owensleftfoot
    Open a terminal and type in k3bsetup. Press enter.
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    by:aaeandcee
    Actually it ended up being the kernel version.  I was running 2.6.8.1, which broke K3B.  When I upgraded to 2.6.9 my ability to write to CDR was restored.  Thank you for your assistance.
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