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Old 05-03-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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can't access CDs


Just installed Fedora Core 3 on my PC. CD ROM drive worked fine for the installation, but now when I try to access data disk or audio CDs. Audio player comes up when disk is inserted but won't play due to "disk error". I don't think that this is a hardware problem. Help
 
Old 05-03-2005, 10:32 PM   #2
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does this have something to do with the kernel? Wow am I in trouble.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 05:28 AM   #3
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hi there,

did you compile a custom kernel?
should not happen. it is weird
something strange in the output of dmesg ??

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Old 05-04-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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that's what I'm talking about

I did some quick searching and (even before your reply) I guessed I had to complile the kernel, but I haven't even the smallest clue as to how to do that. Any resources? Thanks.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 09:18 PM   #5
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No, no, I don't think a kernel compile should be required to fix this. It should work right "out of the box" as they say. Is the hardware particularly old or unusual? One thing to keep in mind (just in case you didn't know) is that data cd's must be mounted. Audio CD's do not. I know you mentioned that audio cd's won't play due to "disk error", but I wasn't sure if you knew you had to mount data cd's before you could read the contents.

If you can read data cd's, then at least that's a start.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 12:38 AM   #6
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hardware

I'm running an AMD duron 1000 MHz on a Shuttle AK32 mobo with 512 of RAM. Not new but not in the stone age. I can't read either data or audio disks. I've tried to mount disks but won't let me.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 03:06 AM   #7
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Re: hardware

hi there,

Quote:
Originally posted by moborichard
I'm running an AMD duron 1000 MHz on a Shuttle AK32 mobo with 512 of RAM. Not new but not in the stone age. I can't read either data or audio disks. I've tried to mount disks but won't let me.
can you post please your fstab file?
Code:
cat /etc/fstab
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Old 05-06-2005, 08:55 AM   #8
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If you're in a console, does it spew out gibberish.

I get gibberish sometimes when I have a scratched CD, sometimes it fails, sometimes not. Same when my hard drive failed.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 12:10 AM   #9
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I gave up

I gave up. I downloaded Ubuntu, installed it and now the CD player works fine, but the Totem Movie Player won't play my DVDs. I guess it's always something. I sort of understood everyone's directions, but I couldn'f figure if I was supposed to enter that stuff into the player preferences or into my fstab file (I had no idea how to edit the fstab file or if you could do that, it seemed like a pretty fundamental file to the OS). This Ubuntu is almost like a commercial product. It even makes a little music (no Brian Eno) when it boots. Yo.
 
  


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