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    Default KDE4 blank DVD issue

    Alright after removing KDE4 I decided to experiment a bit and did a reinstall of KDE4, and it seems that kde4 now works better then ever!
    But now I have an issue, we all know about the audio CD issue with KDE4, where if you pop in a music CD it wont work with KDE4 apps.
    Well looks like this issue is true with blank DVD's.
    I recently got a DVD burner for this computer, works fine playing movie DVD's and nautilus picks my blank DVD's right away...
    But KDE4, no not detected.
    So uhh err, how do I get KDE4 apps to recognize my blank DVD's, much less audio CD's?
    Its a good thing I have Gnome on standby though

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    Default Re: KDE4 blank DVD issue

    Try: KsCD for audio cd's

    Does k3b not see when you put a blank DVD in?
    I know there is no desktop notification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Try: KsCD for audio cd's

    Does k3b not see when you put a blank DVD in?
    I know there is no desktop notification.
    No as for some odd reason I now have K3B for KDE4... thank goodness I have brasero, but still this means that blank DVD's are unreadable by KDE4 apps.
    and KsCD does not work for my audio disks, I have to use banshee for that.

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    Default Re: KDE4 blank DVD issue

    You should be able to install k3b kde3 version from packman. I have both installed.
    Both work too, thought the kde4 version has limited functions.

    What repo's are you using for kde4?

    Code:
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    zypper lr
    '# | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh
    ---+--------------------------+----------------------------------------+---------+--------
    1 | KDE:KDE4:Factoryesktop | KDE:KDE4:Factoryesktop | Yes | Yes
    2 | KDE_4.2_Community_1 | KDE 4.2 Community | Yes | Yes
    3 | Libdvdcss repository | Libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes
    4 | Wine | Wine | Yes | Yes
    5 | openSUSE 11.1-0 | openSUSE 11.1-0 | Yes | No
    6 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.1-Debug | No | Yes
    7 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes
    8 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | Yes | Yes
    9 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.1-Source | No | Yes
    10 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.1-Update | Yes | Yes
    11 | repo_1 | openSUSE BuildService - OpenOffice.org | Yes | Yes
    12 | repo_2 | openSUSE BuildService - Mozilla | Yes | Yes
    13 | repo_3 | VideoLan Repository | Yes | Yes
    14 | repo_4 | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes

    Lucky I know how to use the alternatives when needed, I just wondered if it was theoretically possible to get KDE4 to see my blank DVD's

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    Default Re: KDE4 blank DVD issue

    Unless you want unstable apps in kde4 as the factory goes to 4.3
    remove repo 1 and 2 and replace with
    Index of /repositories/KDE:/42/openSUSE_11.1

    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.1_KDE_42

    Do update all unconditionally in both those repo's

    There will be many roll backs (ie; when you open software management you will see lots of RED)

    repo 3 and 13 in the list need disabling
    then do update all unconditionally in Packman

    expect dependency issues. save to file and post here if you can't figure them out.
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    Very well, I only enabled factory as it was what offered KDE 4.2 at the time, I dont like KDE 4.1 and thats probably a leftover config from when I started experimenting with OpenSuse when KDE 4.2 first started to become final.

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