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Does your CD-ROM play audio CD's very quietly or not at all? I'm getting a little confused when I read your inital post and then your reply.
Anyway, if the sound level is very low you should be able to increase the analog volume (aux in or CD level) and/or your master level using a software mixing application.
If your hardware worked with Redhat it is quite possible that you have a permissions problem. Try running the CD audio player program as root (su
to root in a terminal and launch the program from there). If that works there definitely is a permissions problem somewhere. As yourself, not root, type groups
in a terminal and you'll get a list of groups you belong to. If you have the group "cdrom" there you can skip the following step, but if you don't, do this:
As root open up /etc/group in your favourite text editor. Find the line that begins with cdrom
, probably something like this:
Now add your regular user and any other users you want to have full cdrom access to that line. The list of names is comma separated, so if we were to add yourself and me the line would look something like this:
Save the file and log out and log in again. Now type groups
again as yourself. The cdrom group should appear there.
Now let's find out what your CD-ROM device is. It is common practice that the device /dev/cdrom is a symbolic link pointing to the actual device. Type ls -l /dev/cdrom
and you'll see something like this:
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 13 Jan 22 09:28 /dev/cdrom -> cdroms/cdrom0
...if you use devfs, and if you don't it will look something like this:
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 13 Jan 22 09:28 /dev/cdrom -> hdc
Make note of what device the /dev/cdrom links to, in this case it is /dev/hdc, which is common (hdc is the master device on the secondary IDE channel). Now let's look at the permissions for this device. I will use hdc in my examples but you should use whatever you found out in the prior step (what /dev/cdrom links to): ls -l /dev/hdc
brw------- 1 root disk 11, 0 Jan 1 1970 /dev/hdc
The output would look something like the above. It belongs to the user root and the group disk. We want to change the permissions so it is still owned by root but with the cdrom group and all users in the cdrom group should have all permissions for the device:
chown root.cdrom /dev/hdc
- this changes the ownership to the root user and cdrom group
chmod g+rwx /dev/hdc
- this gives the cdrom group members read, write and execute permissions on the device
Log out, log in again and try to play something, I recommend The Twilight Singers - Blackberry Belle.