Howto get k3b to detect my Burner

Edwin L. Culp eculp at
Sat Jun 28 12:35:16 UTC 2008

Warren Liddell <shinjii at> escribió:

>> I was asking you to try k3b because internally it uses these commands to
>> write. I don't currently have it installed (I am not really a KDE user,
>> and I write most stuff from the command line anyway) but I think you
>> probably have a permission problem of some kind.
>> - Do you have the suid flag on cdrecord and cdrdao?
> -rwsrwsrwt   1 root  wheel     406368 Jun 28 21:53 cdrecord
> -rwsrwsrwt   1 root  wheel     603920 Jun 24 23:21 cdrdao
>> - Do you have the fstab line suggested by 'showinfo' ?
> fstab has.....
> /dev/cd0                /cdrom          cd9660  ro,noauto       0       0
>> - Do you have the permissions in devfs.conf ?
> only things set in there are..
> perm xpt0 0666
> perm pass0 0666
>> Example:
>> if you can run cdrecord --scanbus as root, but you do not get the same
>> result running it as a normal user, you do not have cdrecord installed
>> as suid root. Then the scan for devices in k3b will probably fail.
> i get the same output if i use it from root or user. And i just burnt a DVD
> ISO find using the 1st cmnd line u gave.

I haven't been following this thread so I may repeat something or miss  
something but basically you need to check:

Your running kernel is compiled with the "device atapicam" option  
because AFAIK k3b only works with scsi.

I have the following lines in this computers /etc/devfs.conf

link  acd0  cdrom
link  acd0  dvd
link  acd0  rdvd
link  acd1  cdrom1
link  acd1  dvd1
link  acd1  rdvd1
link  acd0  cd0
link  acd1  cd1
perm  acd0  0777
perm  acd1  0777
perm  cd0 0777
perm  cd1 0777

Maybe over kill but works great and I, too, was a command line cd  
burner for years but k3b brought me the light.  IMO, it is great.

I am running
although on my laptop amd64 I think I am using cdrtools-devel.

I hope this helps a bit.  I haven't found a machine, since I started  
burning dvd's a couple of years ago that k3b didn't work beautifully.


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