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Unable to Burn Files to CDs After Upgrading to Linux Mint 19? – Here’s a Fix

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Unable to Burn CD’s Using Linux Mint 19?

  • After upgrading to Linux Mint 19, you may encounter some problems burning files to CDs.
  • Media apps such as Brasero, KD3, or Xfburn may not work properly.
  • Some security settings and permissions need to be set to allow burning files to CDs.

 Steps to Fix Problem Burning Files to CDs

  1. Make Sure Linux Mint is Fully Updated
    Open a Terminal Session (type SU for admin rights), and use the following command:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    .
  2. CDROM User Group
    Add yourself to the cdrom user group, and give yourself permissions:
    sudo adduser $USER cdrom
    sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME
    .
  3. Set Owner & Group ID
    Set owner id and group id to “root” – this gives you permission to use the supported CD app with Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, or Xfce users:
    sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/wodim
    sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/cdrdao
    sudo chmod 4711 /usr/bin/growisofs
    .
  4. Reboot Your System
    Burning files to CDs should work properly now.

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