I have been having problems with K3b for some time now.
It began during the last days of OpenSUSE 42.3 and has followed
me into OpenSUSE 15.0. I have checked permissions on cdrdao, cdrecord
and growisofs and they are fine. If I view them in K3b Settings they also show
The app appears to be working as normal, however, I always receive an error
at the end of a recording session. ‘Input Output Error This may not be serious.’
Apparently it is because you can visibly see the tracks were written to disk by
looking at the media, yet if you insert the disk, openSUSE does not detect it
and give you options for what to do with the disk.
If you open K3B, you can see that the disk name is visitble in the upper left
portion of the app. If you right click and select Media Info it shows the Capacity
as 4.4GiB and the Used capactiy as 2.0KiB with Empty = no and Sessions = 0.
The Volume ID is as was spec’d during the burn session. Volume size is showing as 880.2MiB
I plugged in a USB DVD drive and it seems to work fine. I wonder if the issue
is because I am writing a DVD in a Blu-Ray combo drive? I have had problems
writing Blu-Ray’s in the past but now that seems to work, the DVD function is
ill tempered. Can’t seem to have it all.
I’ve noticed that, if other “heavy” I/O is occurring concurrently on the system (for example, a rsync backup of large files to a NAS) then, K3b may, possibly, misbehave while writing CD-ROMs – they tend to have higher write speeds …
Another thought is, to check the SATA cables to the internal combo drive.