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    k3b as root


    k3b works awsome but Ii have to log out of a user and log into root and x to burn. I changed /dev/sr0 to 777 but still will only let me burn as root. If it can't be fixed I can live with it since it does work, but if it is an easy fix I would sure do it.

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    Are you running deprecated devfs or udev? If you're running udev, just add your user to the disk group and all should be well.

    If you're on devfs still, I don't see why that chmod wouldn't work, unless that's the wrong device.
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    I am not sure what you mean?

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    Try that alt-f2 :kdesu k3bsetup and change the permissions

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    That worked thank you
    This brings me to another question.
    It burns data fine but when I try to burn mp3 it errors and says either the media or the burner can't burn at <whatever > speed. I even tried auto and that errored out. then Just for experiment sakes. I burned data and it burned fine a 24x. Is there a license problem with burning MP3's or does k3b just not do it or do I need to configure something?

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    I have a similar problem,I can burn everything with root, but when i try to burn as another user I can't open the device.

    It says to run k3bsetup2, but when i select to run k3bsetup from the Settings menu, I get:
    "Could not find kdesu to run K3bSetup with root privileges. Please run it manually as root."

    Then I tried going to the /opt/kde/bin dir and run ./k3bsetup. I get this error:
    "./k3bsetup: line 20: kdesu: command not found"

    Any ideas?

    info: i'm using slackware 10.0, don't know if that's the problem.

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    The reason you are getting that error is because you are trying to run k3b as root through a terminal won't work you will need to log into X as root to run k3b as root.

    I ran k3bsetup2 also and changed the permissions and it worked but my burner is also my dvd player and after changing the permissions xine quit working and I couldn't watch movies anymore, so rather than breaking it I just log into x as root if I want to burn something and fixed my xine. I am sure there is a better way of doing this, but I use my laptop for work and don't want to take the chance of breaking it anymore.

    Mike

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    I don't think that's the problem, I can record everything (as root) even if i run k3b from a terminal.
    But I only get the error when i run k3bsetup. I think i don't have kdesu, can you tell me what package I have to install to get kdesu??

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    Sorry, I don't use kdesu so I can't help you there. I am not even familiar with what it actually is.

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    kdesu is a KDE program to enable you to run a program as root.

    For example, 'kdesu konqueror'.

    This will run the konqueror web browser as root user. It should display a dialog box in KDE requesting your password, but be warned there is a bug in one of the versions of this program that will not accept your password even if it is correct. This is a known bug related to a particular version of the kdesu program.

    I also am having a problem with k3bsetup in k3b when running as normal user. I even done a search on my filesystem for k3bsetup but have found nothing !!! I typed 'find / -iname *k3bsetup*' with no results. Where is k3bsetup ????

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