cannot remove 'files' from dvd creator if user lacks write permission

Bug #734446 reported by teledyn on 2011-03-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

when I insert a fresh dvd-R, the dvd-creator window opens and I can drag and drop files into that pane to burn a dvd. so far so good, I burn a dvd but now I want to burn a second dvd, the previous is ejected and the dialog closed, a fresh dvd inserted, the dvd-creator opens showing the previous selected files. Normally I can select those files, press Del and start on the next dvd, but if any of the files from the previous burn are not owned by the current user and the current user has only read permissions, the dvd creator refuses to remove the files from the list to be burned. I can only clear the list by rebooting the computer!

all remove or delete items on the menu are greyed, the Del key has no effect and attempts to change the permissions gives an authorization warning!

I cannot keep rebooting ever time I burn a dvd; other people use this computer and reboots destroy their sessions. the problem needs to be fixed, but there also needs to be a work-around to clear the dvd creator's list of candidate files to be burned.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: nautilus 1:2.32.0-0ubuntu1.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Mar 13 14:52:09 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: nautilus

teledyn (garym-teledyn) wrote :
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Invalid
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately, we cannot work on this bug because your description didn't include enough information. You may find it helpful to read "How to report bugs effectively" We'd be grateful if you would then provide a more complete description of the problem.

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Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could you take a sceeenshot of what you call "dvd creator"?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for nautilus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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