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0001 K3b needs some special permissions to work properly. Most distrobutions come with permissions that I don't like 0002 very much and make problems when adding new CD/DVD devices to your system. 0003 If you set up your system as follows you can be sure to never have K3b permission problems again. 0004 0005 1. Disable pam authentication for cdrom and burner devices in /etc/security/console.perm. Otherwise your permissions 0006 will be overwritten when loggin in and it's not possible for two users to use K3b at the same time. 0007 In my opinion one should disable this completely and create a proper configuration instead. The most annoying 0008 issue with this pam stuff is that you cannot have two sessions with two different users running because the first 0009 one owns all the sound and cd devices. 0010 0011 2. Create a cdrom or cdrw or whatever group (if it not already exists) and add all users that should be able to 0012 use K3b to that group. You may also skip this step and let everybody use K3b. In that case simply use root as 0013 the group and permissions 4711 and 666 instead of 4710 and 660 in the following steps. 0014 0015 3. Change the permissions of cdrecord and cdrdao to 4710 root.cdrom (substitute cdrom with the group from 2). 0016 This way both will run suid root which allows them to increase their scheduling priority resulting in a more 0017 stable burning process. 0018 0019 4. Change the permissions of all your cdrom device to 660 root.cdrom (substitute cdrom with the group from 2). 0020 With devfs you may do this with lines like this (the first changes all ide cd devices while the second takes 0021 care of the scsi cd devices): 0022 REGISTER ^ide/host.*/bus.*/target.*/lun.*/cd PERMISSIONS root.cdrom 660 0023 REGISTER ^scsi/host.*/bus.*/target.*/lun.*/cd PERMISSIONS root.cdrom 660 0024 In case you are not using devfs you may determine the devices by running K3b once as root and looking in the 0025 device settings. The corresponding devices are listed there. 0026 0027 5. Change the permissions of the generic SCSI devices to 660 root.cdrom (substitute cdrom with the group from 2). 0028 Both cdrecord and cdrdao use the generic devices to access the scsi drives. So you don't need to perform this step 0029 if you only have IDE devices. 0030 Use a line like the following for devfs: 0031 REGISTER ^scsi/host.*/bus.*/target.*/lun.*/generic PERMISSIONS root.cdrom 660 0032 In case you are not using devfs the devices are /dev/sg*.