k3b : unable to blank cd-rw

Michal Jaegermann michal at harddata.com
Wed Mar 22 18:06:00 UTC 2006

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 11:53:08AM +0100, LarryT wrote:
> Thx, that was it :)
> But must be root to umount.

No, not really.  You can use 'gnome-umount' to do the job but this
is not overly documented - to put that mildly.  OTOH you _know_ that
you do not have to be root for that as you can eject and that
implies unmounting.

> This might be a bug any way.

I guess that the problem is that k3b, and other things, do not
unmount that CD automatically before attempting to blank it or at
least you are not offered an option to do that unmouting yourself.
On an icon menu you have an entry for eject but this is not what you
want to do.

A kind of similar problem trips users on attempts to rip some sound
CD tracks.  A player starts and grabs that CD.  Unless you terminate
that "convenience" you have problems with reading data.


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