Cannot use or configure X-CD-roast in Ubuntu 12.04-LTS
Originally I tried using Brasero but it didn't work the way I wanted it to. This is the subject of another thread here.
Unable to get what I wanted from Brasero, I downloaded an application I used to use years ago - X-CD-ROAST - in the hope that I could achieve what I wanted (i.e. burn some MP3s onto a CD). Unfortunately I didn't get very far past installing the software.
The first time I called it up through the applications menu I got the following message:
It is so long ago that I used it, that I cannot remember exactly what i did back then. Anyhow, I started a terminal, logged in as root and tried starting X-CD-roast. Well, let's be accurate here: I tried 3 different things:
WARNING: No root configuration file found or not readable. The superuser must start and configure X-CD-roast first, before others can use it.
1. 2. 3.
The results were slightly different but all ended with the same error:
> <my root password>
Checking the permissions showed:
** (xcdroast:7858 ) : WARNING ** : The connection is closed
** (xcdroast:7858 ) : WARNING ** : Failed to access cdrecord. Please check the permissions and ownership of /usr/bin/cdrecord
1. cdrecord is really a link to another executable: wodim
2. Octal permissions for wodim were originally 40755 (that's equivalent to rwxr-xr-x)
2. Changing the octal permissions to 40777 (equiv. rwxrwxrwx) achieved nothing
I checked the man pages but found nothing helpful there. It allows you to specify where the config file is to be found but nothing about how to create one.
Can anyone help? I'd really like to get my system running the way it was before my switch to 12.04-LTS. At the moment the problems are coming along faster than I can fix them.
Any info is welcome.