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    Default K3B can't find DVD drive

    I have a CD writer/DVD reader in my laptop. K3B can't find it now. It was working an hour ago, then I upgraded firefox, and now it's not working.

    My username is added to the "cdrom" group in the Yast user management section.


    As root, I entered "kde3 k3b" into the shell and it started K3B and found my CD/DVD drive. I don't know why it can't find it as a normal user.

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    Default Re: K3B can't find DVD drive

    Hmm...I remember how in Suse 10.3, I rebooted, and the problem fixed itself. That was strange. Anyway, if anyone might know what is wrong, I'd appreciate any pointers.

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    Default Re: K3B can't find DVD drive

    Is the device present in the K3B settings?

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    Default Re: K3B can't find DVD drive

    Under Devices, it says

    Readonly Devices: none
    Writer Devices: none

    I've tried specifying the drive as /dev/dvd and also as /dev/sr0, but neither work. Maybe it is some other name...

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    Default Re: K3B can't find DVD drive

    Can you boot a live cd or install media of any kind?
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    Yep, I just booted from a Suse live DVD.

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    Default Re: K3B can't find DVD drive

    So is it just k3b that has issues. I mean can you read dvd's etc in the file manager Dolphin or konqueror?
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    Yeah, Konqueror has no problem reading files on a disc. Other programs can read the disc, too. It's just K3B that can't find the drive. It can find the drive as superuser (root), but not as normal user.

    Thanks for your help, by the way.

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    Default Re: K3B can't find DVD drive

    Try removing all k3b hidden files and folder in hidden username
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    Default Re: K3B can't find DVD drive

    My username is added to the "cdrom" group in the Yast user management section.
    Undo that, it's not necessary and might cause security issues.

    I also recommend using a current version of K3B (the KDE4-version).

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