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
- 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
- CDROM User Group
Add yourself to the cdrom user group, and give yourself permissions:
sudo adduser $USER cdrom
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME
- 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
- Reboot Your System
Burning files to CDs should work properly now.