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My problem is this. If i try and start k3b from menue it locks up my machine in snapshot type freezes. my mouse will move for a second and then ...
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    k3b locking up linux


    My problem is this. If i try and start k3b from menue it locks up my machine in snapshot type freezes. my mouse will move for a second and then freeze. over and over. if i log out of session and reload kde it just keeps it up. even at the password login it freezes. if i restart the computer it boots and then k3b boots right up and works. this is driving me crazy anyone know a fix? please help. Bower

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    Hi Bower - which version of K3b are you using? It might be a Beta version, and if so may contain bugs.

    Does it lock up if you try to launch it from a terminal? I have also found some versions of K3b with problems, but often the solution is to use an earlier or later release.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Are you running as root by any chance?

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    version

    i am running version 1.0.4 and i am not running as root. Bower

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    Can you launch it from a terminal and see what the ouptput is as it crashes?

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    output

    i ran from terminal and machine locked up it took 3 minutes to get the stuttering mouse to the end of the termilal output to copy but the forum says there is 62 images and only 4 are allowed. there was probably 2 pages of information outputed before my machine crashed and i had to reboot.

    any idea? Bower

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    Maybe try to redirect the output to a text file. That way you can look at it after your reboot, and attach it to your post. Sometimes character combinations that are used in smilies cause trouble - particularly eight bracket .
    Code:
    k3b > ~/k3b.log
    That will spit all output out to a file called k3b.log in your home directory.

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    If it's any help I'm running version K3b ver. 1.0.3 on Mandriva 2007.1 with no problems. The developer has already released version 1.0.5, and is working on version 1.1 for KDE 4...
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    confused

    where can i get the program as i don't know anything about compiling source or is there a different program all together to do the same thing in kde Bower

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    Hi Bower - which version of Mandriva are you using? My guess would be 2008, since your version of k3b is newer than mine...

    It might be challenging to compile it from source, but I'll leave it to bigtomrodney to think of another software package. k3b is all I use for burning CDs, etc.

    If you feel like doing it from source, take a look at this.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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