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K3b is a CD and DVD burning application for Linux systems optimized for KDE. It provides a GUI to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of audio files or copying a CD. While the experienced user can take influence in all steps of the burning process the beginner may find comfort in the automatic settings and the reasonable K3b defaults which allow a quick start. The actual burning in K3b is done by the command line utilities cdrecord, cdrdao, and growisofs. Many newbies experience problems with warning about that K3B requires root privileges to work stably. In older versions it was easily solved via K3BSetup utility. But recent version of K3B (1.0.1) does not have that utility, so here is the solution: Switch to root (via command "su") and enter:

 groupadd burning
 chown root:burning /usr/bin/wodim
 chmod 4755 /usr/bin/wodim

("wodim" is a replacement program for "cdrecord" in the new version of K3B)

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