[svlug] cd burning

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Mon Mar 20 14:05:56 PST 2006

On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 12:37:46PM -0800, bruce coston wrote:
> Yes, when a distro botches their k3b , mmost commonly, I get a
> message about can't find cdrecord or cdrdao. Often fixable as root
> but I toss any distro that forces me to chown or chroot just once.

If I recall correctly, cdrecord works best if it can grab ahold of higher
process priority than it normally could as a user-owned process, and
therefore a recommendation comes up that suggest it get chmod'd so that
it gets superuser privileges (aka "runs as root"), even when normal users
run the app.

I think Debian does not do this by default, so when I run k3b, it notices
the permission levels (it's not chmod'ed "+s"), and asks if it's okay to
set it for you.  KDE's GUI su interface pops up to ask for the superuser
password (much like a Mac OS X box would ask for your user password when you
go to install something; assuming your user is set up with those kind of
priveleges... I'm admittedly unsure of what it does when a non-administrator
user tries to do, say, a system upgrade).

I'm rambling, sorry. :)  ObLocal: It's wet outside!

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