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I got my DVD-ROM installed and working, it reads data CDS and seems to work OK. Before I installed it the audio worked fine using my CD recorder to play audio CDs. Since I installed the DVD I can't play audio CDs, in either the DVD-ROM or the CDR/RW. The CDR/RW otherwise seems to work fine, it mounts and reads data disks and works well as a burner, using xcdroast. Seems like when I fix one thing it breaks something else. Any ideas?
I have tried the audio cable with both drives, it doesn't work in either position. I am not sure of this but I don't think it even needs the audio cable to work. The drives should play audio digitally, through the IDE cables and the MOBO. When I boot up under Windows ME both drives play audio and it doesn't matter which drive, the DVD or the CDR/RW, the cable is attached to. The DVD player works beautifully under Win ME by the way, it plays DVD movies with no problems, excellent video and sound. And this is with an obsolete video card that was a cheapy when I bought it, an ATI Rage Pro 2000.
I will try "depmod-ae" as root and see what happens. Thanks for the input, it is appreciated. This forum is one heck of a great resource for a newbie like me. I have learned a lot just reading through the posts.
The error I get when I try to play an audio CD ( using KsCD) is "No matching freedb found". I get this error message with the CDR/RW drive which used to work. With the new DVD-ROM I get an error message that says "no matching freedb entry found". How do I use "depmod -ae"? I tried entering it using the little command line terminal that pops up when I hit Alt+F2, and I also tried it using the Shell-Konsole.
I am not real sure exactly how I fixed it. The audio wouldn't work with either drive, including the one that used to work. I figured out that the error message mentioned above had nothing to do with it, it was merely referencing the fact that the CD I had in the tray at the time couldn't be found in the CDDB entries. I used /bin/su to log in as root, using the shell-konsole, then entered /sbin/depmod -ae, then tried to play an audio CD in the CDR/RW drive and it played. Can anyone explain what /sbin/depmod -ae does?
I have a few books on linux ordered and hopefully I will soon know a bit more about it and won't be so completely ignorant about it.
i get the same msg, 'no matching freedb entry found.' and /sbin/depmod -ae did not fix it. in my case, no audio player can handle .cda's from a cd. though. i have played them successfully some time ago. i recently made up2date, though imo there wasn't anything audio related.
If it's a real audio CD, and not a cooked up version that you burned, then it means that freedb can't find an entry for it for whatever reason.
Sometimes it's because you aren't hooked up to the net, other's it's not enabled, and a few other possible variables. BUT it shouldn't stop the player from playing the CD, it just won't have names instead of track numbers.
And you don't play the .cda file, because you shouldn't be mounting an audio cd, they just play from the device, no mounting involved.