On Saturday 09 May 2009, B A wrote: > The other day, I tried to burn a CD. I inserted a blank into the > drive, and started k3b. The splash screen came up, and it went gray. > I couldn't get rid of it, not even with a pkill -9 k3b. You can also use the ctrl-alt-esc combo, which will let you *seriously* kill anything you then click. Be careful with it though. Offered as a workaround, not a resolution, of course. J.