After upgrading to 22.214.171.124, k3b stopped working
dougp at intermind.net
Tue Sep 14 14:10:59 UTC 2004
Paul Howarth wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 23:49, Richard E Miles wrote:
>>>Since I upgraded to 126.96.36.199 from 2.6.7 my k3b stopped working. It can't
>>>find the "Burning device". Is anyone else having this problem?
>>This problem has been reported and answered many times on this list.
>>The 2.6.8 kernels have a bug which prevents them from writing to CDs.
> I'd describe it more as the older kernels have a bug that allows regular
> users to destroy their IDE drives. This bug is fixed in 2.6.8 by
> limiting the potentially destructive commands (needed for CD writing) to
> only the root user. Further work is ongoing to safely allow regular
> users to do CD writing without the risk of destroying their hardware.
Thank you for explaining the problem. How does one track progress on a
particular issue such as this?
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