Fix permissions error when burning CDs in Ubuntu based Linux versions.

If you have and Ubuntu based Linux version like Linux Mint you may get an error when trying to burn CDs or the CD may get ejected. These are the things I needed to do to be able to burn the types of CDs I was trying to burn.

First I had to install Ubuntu-restricted extras.

I installed K3b. I also had to install the software seen in the image below. If you do not have them open one of your package managers like Software Manager or Synaptic. Then use the search feature to find them. Choose to install them. Make sure you have the things in the image below that is checked installed. You do this by opening K3b. Click on the settings tab and choose configure K3b. In the menu on the left click on programs this will give you a list of things K3b needs in order to  burn properly.




Make sure the software that is in the list with the checks are installed and checked.


Now to stop it from ejecting the CD or canceling the burn because of permission errors you will need to do these things.  In programs click permissions. If it says no change then you need to open the bash prompt which is the command prompt in Linux.


Now type these commands in. You will need your super user password and will be ask for it when type sudo in. This will correct the problem for most.

sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/cdrdao

sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/wodim

sudo chmod 0755 /usr/bin/growisofs

If you still continue to have this problem which I did. Then you will need to type this in at the bash prompt. This corrected the last of my burning errors.

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME

Video editing software that has worked the best for me.



Writtin By Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I am not a professional video editor. I am a novice and know very little about video editing. That being said I need something with a simple user interface and it has to be dependable. I use Linux mint with the gnome desktop.

I have tried most of the video editing software and they used to be easy to use and they were mostly the same but something has changed. Almost none of the open source video editing software will convert or render a video now they freeze at the initialization stage of rendering.

Shot Well and Open Shot and Pitivi were ones I used before and I used to like using Pitivi but none of them will render videos now. So the last one I tried was Kdenlive. I had to install FreiOr and dvdauthor in order to get it to function the way I needed.

I would upload the last video I made but the free version of WordPress does not support video uploading.