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Old 26th November 2018
shep shep is offline
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I came back to edit my previous post and mention again that I installed k3b as an experiment and it could not detect the drive either.
By default, /dev/cd* does not have any group/user write permissions:
$ ls -al /dev/cd0*
brw-r-----  1 root  operator    6,   0 Oct 17 19:05 /dev/cd0a
brw-r-----  1 root  operator    6,   2 Oct 17 19:05 /dev/cd0c
misc/xcdroast has a script that a root user can run to change the permissions.

From the xcdroast pkg-readme:
If you wish to enable CD burning for
non-root users, click the "Activate Non-Root-Mode" button. You will be
presented with the list of commands that are to be executed and
have the opportunity to cancel.
I would be inclined to add the user to the operator group, and chmod 0660 /dev/cd0*

Last edited by shep; 26th November 2018 at 09:30 PM.
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