[CentOS] Stop K3B CDDB Popup

Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 13 19:29:10 UTC 2009

> On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 06:22:02 -0800, John Doe wrote:
>> <m_d_berger_1900 at yahoo.com>
>>> On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 02:27:18 -0800, John Doe wrote:
>>>>> On CentOS 5.4 I just installed K3B to write some CDs.  Now every
>>>>> time I used a CD, I get a popup that asks me to "Select a CDDB entry
>>>>> ...". How can I stop this popup?
>>>> Tried the 'configure k3b' menu?
>>>> There's a CDDB section...
>>> Yes, I unchecked the things in the CDDB section. The popup still
>>> appears.
>> I have local CDDB, maybe that's why I don't get popups?
>>   $ cat ~/.kde/share/config/k3brc
>>   [Cddb]
>>   cddb server=Http freedb.org:80
>>   cgi path=/~cddb/cddb.cgi
>>   local cddb dirs=~/.cddb/
>>   save cddb entries locally=true
>>   use local cddb query=true
>>   use manual cgi path=false
>>   use remote cddb=false
>> But I never inserted an audio CD, so cannot be sure...
>> JD
> Didn't work.  Then I ran "yum remove k3b" and I still
> had the problem.  The popup top says "KsCD" and I found
> an item on the menu by that name.  I checked "Cache Only"
> in its configuration FWIW.  Also in Control Center ->
> Peripherals -> Storage Media, I clicked "Do Nothing".
> For now, the popups stopped.
> Is there a way to remove KsCD?  There is no audio on the system.
> Mike.
Kscd is part of the kdemultimedia package:

    [root at mavis rj]# rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/kscd

You might want to worry about what else is in that package before 
tossing it:

    [root at mavis rj]# rpm -ql kdemultimedia | wc -l
    [root at mavis rj]#

You might find a config option in /usr/share/config.kcfg/kscd.kcfg but 
that's an XML file.
Another thought is to rename the executable and see what havoc that 
causes or look at the spec file in the src.rpm with the idea of getting 
rid of the junk the right way.

Good luck!

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