Can't burn with k3b

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Atip
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Can't burn with k3b

Post by Atip » 3. Oct 2017, 03:46

I tried to burn a DVD with k3b. It shoots back that I have
no permission and opens k3bsetup for me to make changes.

Apparently I am not smart enough to do it and might need
a helpng hand in order that I can use k3b.

Thanks in advance.

DidierSpaier
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Re: Can't burn with k3b

Post by DidierSpaier » 3. Oct 2017, 08:20

The cdrecord and cdrdao binaries, of which k3b is a front-end, can be used only by the root user by default. You can overcome this typing as root:

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chown root:cdrom /usr/bin/cdrecord /usr/bin/cdrdao
chmod 4750 /usr/bin/cdrecord /usr/bin/cdrdao
Of course you, as regular user, need to be a member of the cdrom group (this is the case by default).

If you are picky about security you could alternatively create a specific group like "burning" of which you would be the sole member.

Incidentally you can also use brasero, available in the main Salix repos, that you can install with slap-get, spi or gslapt.

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Re: Can't burn with k3b

Post by Atip » 3. Oct 2017, 08:39

Thanks!

That worked.

Did use brasero. ;)

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