cd writer permissions

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cd writer permissions

Postby Mark mc on Tue May 13, 2008 2:41 pm

hi , i wonder can any 1 help me out,
i,m trying to burn a cd, but i cant, any cd writing / burning software i have does not see my cd writer.
i can play audio or watch dvd's but it won't let me write to it.
so first thing i did was check the properties for the cd writer, it shows up as owner unknown.
and it has read only permissions.
i tried to change the permissions from my root account but then i'm told device owner unknown cannot change permissions
anyone know what i'm missing.
regards Mark Mc
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Re: cd writer permissions

Postby Husse on Tue May 13, 2008 3:30 pm

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/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0

This is how a CD or DVD is to be seen in fstab
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gksudo  gedit /etc/fstab

or kdesu kate
I think you have another line...
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Re: cd writer permissions

Postby Mark mc on Tue May 13, 2008 5:24 pm

Hey Husse thanks for your reply,
mark@mac-os1:/home$ gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hda1
UUID=fa67d6b6-1a90-40e8-a091-5d13c4739e36 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hda5
UUID=caa5a180-52b6-408c-9ce0-a520dc970aaf none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec 0 0

when i edit the /etc/fstab file with this line ,
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
i gain root ownership of the device, but i am still unable to see the device in brasero.
Do I need to delete this line ?
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
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Re: cd writer permissions

Postby Husse on Tue May 13, 2008 6:47 pm

when i edit the /etc/fstab file with this line ,
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
i gain root ownership of the device

??
Root should not own it - you should
If root owns it you don't see it unless you run Brasero as root and you should not do that
However to check start in a terminal
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gksudo Brasero
(not sure aobut B or b)
If Brasero sees the device as root there's definitely something wrong with permissions
Tell us what happened
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