Re: cdrecord issues since 2.6 move
> Brian Pack <email@example.com> wrote:
> |> I've compiled from each kernel-source-2.6.8-* that has come through
> in |> the last week. With 2.6.8-2, the memory leak has apparently been
> |> fixed, so I can run as root and burn audio CDs, but as of last
> night's |> 2.6.8-5 package, I still cannot burn as a regular user.
> As I understand it, this was a policy-decision taken by the kernel
> developers when 2.6.8 was released---for security reasons. It caused a
> lot of discussion and aggravation (and another flame-fest with the
> author of cdrecord), but there has been no change of heart, as far as I
> So my understanding is that, for the present at least, if you want to
> be able to burn CDs as a non-root user, you can't venture beyond
> If I'm wrong about this, I hope someone will correct me,
>From what I have read this is correct. For those interested for some
reason after moving to 2.6 kernel I am no longer able to burn at 16x,
which is max speed. Reducing speed to 12x solved my problem.
Regarding the issue of 2.6 kernel not allowing non-root users to burn
CDs. I used sudo:
<username> localhost = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/cdrecord
<username> localhost = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/cdrecord.mmap
and then modified /usr/bin/cdrecord:
case "$VERS" in
exec cdrecord.shm "$@"
exec sudo cdrecord.mmap "$@"
Now I can burn from Gnome's Nautilus as a non-root user again.
Kevin C. Smith