Burning data CD using brasero get stuck at 100% and the dialog box only show Creating image checksum, empty progress bar, and a cancel button, and the disk is not spinning anymore in my cd writer. Simply click cancel will make the cd blank, i have try with some new an used CD-RW disc but stilk no luck. I'm on Raring.
k3b has been a standard on my machines for over a decade. It just works (TM). I was having the same problem with Brasero/gnome CD creator and just installed it. Problem solved.
The nice thing about Linux is it doesn't really matter what desktop/native environment you have, you can use applications from others. apt/yum will install all the needed libraries.