Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76218
magicdev interferes with xcdroast
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:57:54 EDT
Description of Problem:
magicdev interferes with xcdroast, causing xcdroast to create coasters.
How Reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Stock RH 8.0 installation
2. Try to burn a CDR using xcdroast
Actual Results: you get errors from xcdroast right away and the CDR is unusable.
Expected Results: no errors and a usable CDR.
Removing magicdev with "rpm -e magicdev" will make xcdroast work properly.
Since blasting CDR's has got to be one of the most popular desktop pasttimes
these days, I suggest that magicdev be neutered in an official patch until such
time as magicdev can be taught to play nicely with the other children. It is
not good policy to have a default installation that destroys media.
After ejecting a CD via Magicdev, about 1-2 hours later the magicdev will kill
X itself, saying that it lost connection to the 0:0 host. Now, why MagicDev
* Note that magicdev doesn't do anything that a lot of
other software doesn't do also, it does it a lot
more frequently. The only reliable way to deal with
the fragility of CD recording is to have a way
of locking the CD device while the burning is going
on. We've definitely been thinking about this for
a while, though we've had trouble coming with a good
* magicdev makes an X connection
- Because it displays dialogs in some cases
- So that it will be sure to exit with the GNOME desktop
I think you have cause and effect backwards. X crashed for some
other reason, then magicdev prints a message when it exits
because it lost a connection to the X server.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 34433 ***