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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
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.
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.
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.