On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 10:34:59AM -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
Well, K3B is nice and all, but it's a KDE application.
Actually, I do have a problem with it. While I quite like the
app when it's working, I've had no end of trouble with it
recognizing my CR-Writer! And the strange things is that it
used to work, then misteriously (maybe after an update that
modified some permissions), it stops working.
For example, now I have a system, FC3+updates, that has
a Plextor PX-W1210A. Now, this system used to work just
fine IIRC with FC2, but it stopped recognizing the burner
at a certain point. I've upgraded it to FC3test3, nothing.
Then I've updated it to FC3, again nothing. Then I've applied
all the latest updates, nothing!
And all this after running K3bsetup, of course.
Right now the situation is as follows:
-- if run as a regular user, k3b sees my burner as a
regular CDROM, so it list it as a Reader. Obviously
I can't burn :) No amount of upgrading/updating/k3bsetup
fixed that problem.
-- if I run it as root, it sees the burner as a burner.
What gives? This is driving me *INSANE*. A similar story
happend on another box of mine (this time with a
HL-DT-ST GCE-8525B drive):
-- installed FC3test3, it worked
-- after a while it stopped seeing the burner
-- upgraded to FC3, updated, k3bsetup, now it sees it
I can not describe how !@#$%^ frustrating this experience
is. I really think this needs fixing. Burning CDs is a
*important* desktop activity on a modern desktop. I'm
an experienced Linux hardcore guy (been using it exclusively
since 96), and this stuff simply gets the better of me.
I can't imagine how a normal person would react to this.