Brasero hangs when burning cds

Bug #1770502 reported by Bill Hammond on 2018-05-10
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brasero (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Brasero hangs at the "starting recording..." status box and the progress bar freezes. Nothing is written to the disc. I did not have this problem prior to upgrading to 18.04.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: brasero 3.12.1-4ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Thu May 10 17:11:18 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-28 (12 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: brasero
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Bill Hammond (ka1ssr) wrote :
Bill Hammond (ka1ssr) wrote :

Some additional information.

As an experiment, I tried burning a cd with the write directly to the cd option unchecked. The files (mp3) seemed to transcode okay but when the time came to write the cd, it was ejected and the write failed. I am attaching the session log.

Mohammads (new-mohammads) wrote :

Same for burning "Audio CD"

I'm using bionic x64 on Asus_K43SD, After selecting files and pushing burn button, brasero hangs on the 'starting to record' dialogue!

Note: There were no any problem on artful x64 for burning "Audio CD".

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
nmaxx (nmaxx) wrote :

Same issue here (Asus DRW-24F1ST a), it worked fine in 16.04.

nmaxx (nmaxx) wrote :
Michael Crider (mecrider) wrote :

I had the same problem after an upgrade from 17.10 to 18.04 - worked fine in 17.10. Worked fine for other CD types, just not audio CDs. In desperation I installed k3b, which I used prior to finding brasero a couple years ago. On launch it complained about permissions on /usr/bin/cdrdao - it needed set to 4711. I did this, and both k3b and brasero worked. I don't remember now if any others needed fixed - k3b also checks permissions for /usr/bin/wodim (should be 4711) and /usr/bin/growisofs (should be 0755).

Ronald (ronald88888) wrote :

had the same problem. Like Michael wrote
/usr/bin/cdrdao - set to 4711, /usr/bin/wodim to4711 and /usr/bin/growisofs 0755 made it work

cd /usr/bin
sudo chmod -v 4711 cdrdao
udo chmod -v 4711 wodim
sudo chmod -v 0755 growisofs

Bill Hammond (ka1ssr) wrote :

Apologies for not replying sooner. Those workarounds solved my problem. However, it would be nice if this was fixed in later updates.

Thank you, all, for your help.

bitboy (zeus557) wrote :

On Linuxmint 19 it is also necessary to install cdrdao
sudo apt-get install cdrdao

I was also unable to burn anything in Brasero with default options. Making cdrdao & wodim setuid root (4711) solved the problem for me.

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