k3b : unable to blank cd-rw

LarryT guess.who at freesurf.fr
Thu Mar 23 16:12:04 UTC 2006

Hi Michal,
the gnome-umount /dev/hdc doesn't make any change, since the drive is
absolutly not umounted :(
- open a shell
type gnome-umount /dev/hdc
the icon on the desktop shoxs the slax cd in the cdrw drive :(
(have clicked "refresh" on nautilus)


Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> 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.
>    Michal

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