k3b : unable to blank cd-rw

David Timms dtimms at bigpond.net.au
Thu Mar 23 21:27:12 UTC 2006

LarryT wrote:
> I run k3b from gnome.
> Sure thing : it doesn't umount the device, so cant blank the mounted cd, 
> on gnome.
> I remember i had the same problem with ... fc3-gnome , maybe, i dont 
> remember exactly the system...
> Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Wednesday 22 March 2006 03:28, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>>> it looks like something automatically mounted the cd for you as
>>> "convenience" ...
>> Gnome does the right thing and unmounts the volume before trying to 
>> blank it.  Was k3b being used from the Gnome desktop, or the KDE 
>> desktop?  Perhaps k3b doesn't do the right thing when used from a 
>> Gnome desktop.
The umount command needs the -d for device option:
$ gnome-umount -d /dev/cdrw

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