sysutils/k3b and burncd(8)

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Wed Sep 15 11:21:36 PDT 2004

On Sep 15, 2004, at 8:04 AM, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> The k3b application seems unable to use FreeBSD's burncd(8) utility to
> burn on IDE CD/DVD devices. It supports many other burning back-ends, 
> so
> adding it should not be too difficult, but I don't want to duplicate 
> the
> work.
> Is anyone working on it? At the moment one can only use k3b to create 
> an
> image and then burn it from command line...

If you install the sysutils/cdrtools and sysutils/dvd+rw-tools ports 
and add the CAM devices to your kernel (see "man 4 cam"), k3b ought to 
be able to use that to burn CDs successfully.

The CAM/passthru mechanism seems to work fine for almost everyone, but 
if you feel that using the native ATAPI burncd instead is more 
convenient than using CAM, that's okay.  I don't think anyone else is 
working on integrating burncd with k3b, but I certainly don't have any 
objections to the notion if that is something you really want to do.


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