Ubuntu – Problem with k3b in 18.04 releases “ cdrecord has no permission to open the device”

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I have this problem with k3b in 18.04 releases (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, KDE Neon…) In oldest releases I do not have this problem:

cdrecord has no permission to open the device
You may use K3bbsetup to solve this problem. 

I've searched online but I have not found any solution.

Can anybody help me?

Best Answer

  • Try attempting the following commands:

    sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/wodim; sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/cdrdao
    

    This will set the UID bit on the necessary binaries. It is illustrated in Settings -> Configure k3b -> programs -> Permissions "tab".