The iso is the downloaded SUSE 11.1 installation dvd, I have cheked the md5 summs and everything looks fine.
If I am running k3b as a user, it does not see the cd/dvd drive - it is a separate problem that I think is not related to the burning of dvd.
There was ( is still ?? ) a bug in 11.1 that may or may not have been fixed. That bug is related to permissions on CD/DVD drives. Are you using 11.1 to try burn an 11.1 iso ? [ie burn for someone else or for a backup copy].
If so, then try adding your users to group “cdrom” and group “disk” and then restart your PC and try again.
This can be done by:
YAST >> Security and Users >> User Management >> “select your user” >> Edit >> Details >> Groups >> check “cdrom” and “disk” and then click on “ACCEPT”. Don’t forget after exiting YaST, you need to restart.
@oldcpu I suspect that bug has a released fix: I tracked it through the bugzilla and somewhere in there I saw reference to a released fix for it. So in Yast Online Update I tracked down a patch titled “Hal: collective bugfix update” which has a reference to the bug number. It seems to me that s0x80 should run that patch. More in the posts numbered #15 and #16 here: no device cdrom - Page 2 - openSUSE Forums.
But I’m not a multimedia guy, so could you please comment for OP as to whether that is a fix for this problem.
Thank you for the very clear explanation, I have added “users” to the group “cdrom” and group “disk” - this fixed the problem with access of k3b to the cd/dvd drive so now when I run k3b as a user it can see the empty dvd.
But originally I had asked a little bit another question and I still have this problem: I am trying to burn dvd but it fails to burn whith the next debug:
K3b Version: 1.0.5
SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A PDS3 (/dev/sr0, ) …
Burned media DVD+R
Used versions growisofs: 7.1
According to this article (in russian)
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I tried to run the burning from command line (changed the speed from 2.4 to 2):
growisofs -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z /dev/dvd=/home/**/openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso
the result is the same:
Executing ‘builtin_dd if=/home/yaroslav/soft/openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso of=/dev/dvd obs=32k seek=0’
/dev/dvd: “Current Write Speed” is 2.5x1352KBps.
:- WRITE@LBA=0h failed with SK=5h/WRITE PROTECTED]: Input/output error
write failed: Input/output error
So what does it mean SK=5h/WRITE PROTECTED and how to fix it???
There is a bug in 11.1 that prevents burning by ordinary users. There have been a few workarounds used while the developers have worked on fixing the bug. The developers have finished fixing the bug. Here is how to apply the fix:
GoTo Yast → Software → Online Update. A GUI appears. On the left is a drop-down box titled “Filter”; set that to “Patches”. Underneath that, still on the left side, is another drop-down box titled “Show Patch Category”; Set that to “All Patches”. Now still in the left side, top section, scroll down until you find the patch called “Hal: collective bugfix update”. Use you mouse to highlight it. That will cause to appear on the right hand side the RPM called “Hal daemon for collecting hardware information”. Make sure there is a tick in the left on “Hal: collective bugfix update” and in the right on “Hal daemon for collecting hardware information”. Install the patch.
Try burning now. If it doesn’t work, reboot and try again.
If the burning problem doesn’t go away, then your problem was not the result of the famous bug, but at least you will have eliminated that possibility.
I have updated the system (including the patch you mentioned), but no result.
I also have to say that as I mentioned above the root privileges do not give any effect too, so I am really lost what it can be?
Have you tried Brasero? its a gnome burner i use it with no problems at all and it seems to be a better program to use (my own opinion) I to had some minor issues with k3b but used Brasero and have no issues