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Re: blank DVDs are not mounted on FC6



Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 4:28 PM -0400 7/28/07, Gene Heskett wrote:
>  ...
>>> cdrecord: Cannot allocate memory. WARNING: Cannot do mlockall(2).
>>> cdrecord: WARNING: This causes a high risk for buffer underruns.
>>> cdrecord: Operation not permitted. WARNING: Cannot set RR-scheduler
>>> cdrecord: Permission denied. WARNING: Cannot set priority using
>>> setpriority(). cdrecord: WARNING: This causes a high risk for buffer
>>> underruns.
>  ...
>>> cdrecord: Cannot load media with this drive!
>>> cdrecord: Try to load media by hand.
>>> cdrecord: Cannot load media.
>  ...
>> Known problem.  Unknown is why the hell it persists, release after release
>> when the fix is so simple.  The memory per process limit imposed is to fix a
>> runaway process so it can't take the machine clear down.  That's very rare,
>> and you will normally get a pretty good trace pointing fingers at the guilty
>> item so IT can be reported and hopefully fixed ASAP.  Unforch, the default
>> buffer size k3b asks for exceeds this limit by about 50 times.  While
>> burning, it uses a considerable amount of memory for the write cache.
>>
>> The fix?  Put this line in at the bottom of the file in your ~/.bashrc
>>
>> ulimit -l unlimited
>>
>> End of problem.
> 
> That should take care of the /warning/ about mlockall(2), but it won't help
> with the /error/ "Cannot load media".  WAG: I wonder if starting with the
> tray open would help?

I didn't for me. I think the problem may be that two applications
are competing for access? I have not had time to dig into it, but I
know if you drag files/folders to the blank media icon, you then get
the option to burn them on my laptop where k3b does not work...

Mikkel
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