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After having upgraded from kernel 2.6.7 to 2.6.11.6 I no longer seem to be able to burn DVDs (through k3b) as a non-root user (i.e. I can't run growisofs). I ...
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    Burning DVD as non root (kernel 2.6.11.6)


    After having upgraded from kernel 2.6.7 to 2.6.11.6 I no longer seem to be able to burn DVDs (through k3b) as a non-root user (i.e. I can't run growisofs). I can burn CDs fine (i.e. run cdrecord fine).

    I've checked the permissions for /usr/bin/cdrecord & /usr/bin/growisofs and both are the same.

    any ideas? (oh and I compiled the kernel myself from source)
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    Have you tried running K3BSetup and making sure the user is allowed permission?
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    K3Bsetup only has options for setting permissions for cdrecord, none for growisofs (even though both files are in the same location /usr/bin )
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    Out of curiosity, have you tried suid'ing growisofs?
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    What is the exact error k3b gives you ? First run k3bsetup as root to set permissions. If that doesn't help it could be that you need to patch your kernel, I did not test it on later 2.6.11.x kernels, so I am not sure.
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