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Old 10-23-2003, 08:33 PM   #1
herbert
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cd and cdr makes no noise


Hi I'm using mandrake 9.1 I have a soltek board, amd 2500+ and I can't et either one of my cd drives to play audio.
What do I have to do ?

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Old 10-23-2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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The CD-Rom drives I've seen usually require a small cable that connects the drive to your sound card. It usually looks like a pair of red/white or red/black wires twisted together. It connects to a set of 4 pins on the back of the drive, and goes to a similar set of pins on the sound card, usually labelled "CD audio" or some such. Maybe you need one of those? There's probably another way to get sound, but this is the easiest way, I think.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 09:35 PM   #3
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Dude - there are numerous possible causes for this. Let's start with the obvious ones. First, do you have the sound cable connected between the sound card and the CD? Is the sound card seated properly on your mobo? Are the power and ribbon cables for the CD's properly connected? Are the speakers plugged into the sound card? If the speakers have their own power cord, is it plugged in? Are the speakers turned on? Is the volume muted? Is the volume turned up enough so that it would be audible? Are you starting a CD player app? (Linux doesn't necessarily have an auto-play function such as you frequently see in Windows - you may need to manually start the CD player.) My point is just that frequently, what seems to be a problem is really just a trivial issue, but because it's so obvious it can easily be overlooked. These are exactly the kinds of problems I've run into myself in the past, so my first thought would be to eliminate any obvious physical causes before taking any other steps. -- J.W.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 09:41 PM   #4
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Both of my cd rom drives, 1 is an older one creative labs and the other one is a lite-on cd rw, work when I'm using windows xp. I don't have a sound card. I have on board sound. So it doesn't seem to be anyhting obvious
 
  


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