K3B strangeness

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 16 15:15:21 CEST 2014

previously on this list brian contributed:

> The problem with K3b (that's version 2.0.2) is that it doesn't
> recognise ANY of my blank media (I've tried half a dozen blank DVDs,
> three DVD+R and three DVD-R) as suitable for writing. However, if I
> just create an image of the data I want to burn and then use the 'burn
> DVD image' option under the Tools menu to burn the image I've just
> created, then it all works fine, with either type of media.
> I don't understand this. Obviously the workround is trivial, so it's
> nothing more than an annoyance, but it USED to work OK.
> Anyone got any ideas?

Xfburn is xfces tool. I use that and commandline tools when I need extra
options like nopad which was why I used k3b. I am not sure what the
correct list would be however aside from the general kde ones.

K3B 2 now solely depends on udisks for drive detection even when told
what device file set with correct permissions to use. In turn this may
mean polkit or udev or udev rules etc. may be your issue. I have no idea
why k3b moved solely to udisks and all questions as to why have
seemingly gone unanswered. As far as I can tell, all that depending on
udisks achieves is limiting their user base as I am unaware of any
improvement over k3b 1 as a result of moving away from the everything
is a file approach. I'd guess just having a little less code to
maintain seemed like a good idea without considering if it may bring
non local and so more complex issues and bug reports.

I always liked parts of kde and used to use it but startup time of
things like kate on xfce and the ever growing size of kde core parts
that are obviously mis-managed in terms of code actually required puts
me off more and more even having a few kde apps.


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

In Other Words - Don't design like polkit or systemd

I have no idea why RTFM is used so aggressively on LINUX mailing lists
because whilst 'apropos' is traditionally the most powerful command on
Unix-like systems it's 'modern' replacement 'apropos' on Linux is a tool
to help psychopaths learn to control their anger.

(Kevin Chadwick)


More information about the Xfce mailing list