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Old 07-29-2006, 06:18 PM   #1
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can't read music cd's


i'm usin Mandrake. i can't get it to read music cd's. when i try to access the Directory
directly i get 'could not enter directory /mnt/cdrom'. And when i try to get to it through a media program the directory is empty when i get there. i gave my user cdrom privilages. i've tried a few different audio cd's and the resulet is the same. it's not my actual physical cdrom connection (i don't have a problem with it on windows). I've tried locating an answer on the web or even a possible direction to an answer but with no luck.

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Old 07-29-2006, 06:25 PM   #2
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Can you play them as root?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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no not as root either. i don't think it makes a difference but i have 2 cd devices. one is a write and one is a rom. i tried on both. they light up and run but the cd's aren't being read.

i don't get sound in downloaded video like mpeg either. i do get sound from streams off the net though.

i'm looking at the packages availabe on my install cd's for something vital that might not have been installed but don't really know what i should be looking for. there is about 100 packages grouped under sound. and about 100 more under media. any idea what i might try looking for?



Name: adplug
Version: 1.4-1mdk
Size: 18 KB

Summary: AdLib sound player library

Description: AdPlug is a free, multi-platform, hardware independent AdLib sound player library, mainly written in C++. AdPlug plays sound data, originally created for the AdLib (OPL2) audio board, on top of an OPL2 emulator or by using the real hardware. No OPL2 chip is required for playback.

Name: alsaplayer-plugin-input-flac
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 51 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin for playing FLAC audio files.

Description: This plugin enables alsaplayer to play files in the lossless audio compression format FLAC.




It supports various audio formats from MS-DOS AdLib trackers.

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Old 07-29-2006, 09:16 PM   #4
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Try looking for banshee
 
Old 07-29-2006, 09:42 PM   #5
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Have you run alsaconf?
 
Old 07-30-2006, 12:25 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slackass
Try looking for banshee
. i was not able to find banshee anything anywhere.


here all the packages i found relating to alsa.

Name: alsa-patch-bay
Version: 0.5.1-1mdk
Size: 193 KB

Summary: Graphical patch bay for the ALSA sequencer API

Description: ALSA Patch Bay is a graphical patch bay for the ALSA sequencer API.
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Name: alsamixergui
Version: 0.9.0-0.6rc1_2mdk
Size: 69 KB

Summary: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) graphical mixer

Description: Alsamixergui is a FLTK based frontend for alsamixer. It is written directly on top of the alsamixer source, leaving the original source intact, only adding a couple of ifdefs, and some calls to the gui part, so it provides exactly the same functionality, but with a graphical userinterface.
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Name: alsaplayer
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 241 KB

Summary: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) player

Description: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) utils. Modularized architecture with support for a large range of ISA and PCI cards. Fully compatible with OSS/Lite (kernel sound drivers), but contains many enhanced features
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Name: alsaplayer-plugin-input-flac
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 51 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin for playing FLAC audio files.

Description: This plugin enables alsaplayer to play files in the lossless audio compression format FLAC.
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Name: alsaplayer-plugin-input-mad
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 39 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin

Description: This plugin enables alsaplayer to play mpeg files though the libmad library. It currently supports MPEG-1 and the MPEG-2 extension to Lower Sampling Frequencies, as well as the so-called MPEG 2.5 format. All three audio layers (Layer I, Layer II, and Layer III a.k.a. MP3) are fully implemented.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Name: alsaplayer-plugin-input-mod
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 26 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin for playing MOD modules

Description: This plugin enables alsaplayer to play module music files. Supported file formats include MOD, STM, S3M, MTM, XM, ULT, and IT.
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Name: alsaplayer-plugin-input-sndfile
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 23 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin

Description: This plugin enables alsaplayer to play sound files such as AIFF, AU and WAV files through the sndfile library. It can currently read 8, 16, 24 and 32-bit PCM files as well as 32-bit floating point WAV files and a number of compressed formats.
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Name: alsaplayer-plugin-input-vorbis
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 25 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin

Description: This plugin enables alsaplayer to play ogg vorbis music files.
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Name: alsaplayer-plugin-output-esound
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 21 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin

Description: This plugin enables alsaplayer to play music with the esound daemon.
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Name: alsaplayer-plugin-output-nas
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 24 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer NAS output plugin

Description: This plugin enables alsaplayer to play music with the NAS daemon.

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Name: alsaplayer-plugin-scopes
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 89 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer graphical scopes

Description: This plugin adds some nice graphical visualization plugins (scopes).
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name: alsaplayer-plugin-ui-gtk
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 135 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin

Description: This plugin adds a nice graphical interface to alsaplayer.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Name: alsaplayer-plugin-ui-gtk
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 135 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer plugin

Description: This plugin adds a nice graphical interface to alsaplayer.


Summary: Development files for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA)

Description: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a modularized architecture which supports quite a large range of ISA and PCI cards. It's fully compatible with old OSS drivers (either OSS/Lite, OSS/commercial). To use the features of alsa, one can either use:
- the old OSS api
- the new ALSA api that provides many enhanced features.

This package contains files needed in order to develop an application that made use of ALSA.
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Name: libalsaplayer0
Version: 0.99.74-1mdk
Size: 32 KB

Summary: AlsaPlayer sharedlibrary

Description: This is the shared librairy of AlsaPlayer.

ame: xine-alsa
Version: 1-0.beta4.1mdk
Size: 39 KB

Summary: Alsa plugin for xine.

Description: xine is a free gpl-licensed video player for unix-like systems.

- Alsa audio output plugin
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Name: xmms-alsa
Version: 0.9.7-3mdk
Size: 50 KB

Summary: ALSA output plugin for XMMS.

Description: Xmms-alsa is an output plugin to allow XMMS playback on any ALSA 0.9.* device with XMMS. It also support surround 4.0 output with conversion.

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Old 07-30-2006, 12:28 AM   #7
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Have you run alsaconf?
 
Old 07-30-2006, 12:39 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rickh
Have you run alsaconf?
you mean from konsole? i don't know how to do that. but if i type alsaconf it says command not found.

i found a doc called alsa.conf in file:/usr/share/alsa. but from the looks of it, a general user would want some sort of interface to configure it.

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Old 07-30-2006, 12:41 AM   #9
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You have to run it as root. If it still doesn't find it, you have to download and install it. Should be named something like alsa-base and alsa-utils
 
Old 07-30-2006, 12:46 AM   #10
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Ummm ... if you're trying to access a file-system on an audio-cd
you're out of luck my friend; there is none (even though people
from a windows background tend to think so, since their explorer
DOES show "audio-files").


Just try to use an app that is capable of playing audio CDs (e.g.
KDEs cd-player [no idea what it's called], or xmms, or workbone
if you like the command-line). One other snag you may hit is that
your machine doesn't have a signal cable for audio running from
the CD-ROM to the sound-card. In that case you'll have to enable
digital transfer (in xmms it's a set-up option, no idea about the
others).


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-30-2006, 12:54 AM   #11
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well i tried to download and install alsa-utils and it said it's already installed. i found a similar post here: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/man...-alsaconf.html

sounds like my exact problem but it's not closed with a solution yet, its still just hangin out there.

i'm going to try to pin down this alsaconf package
 
Old 07-30-2006, 12:59 AM   #12
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If you're using Fedora, it seems to me that I've heard they don't use alsaconf. Some Fedora person should be able to tell you what to use instead. I do think that is probably your problem.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 01:00 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinkster
Ummm ... if you're trying to access a file-system on an audio-cd
you're out of luck my friend; there is none (even though people
from a windows background tend to think so, since their explorer
DOES show "audio-files").
thanks for the tip. this will stop me from wasting my time trying view it that way.



Quote:
Just try to use an app that is capable of playing audio CDs (e.g.
KDEs cd-player [no idea what it's called], or xmms, or workbone
if you like the command-line). One other snag you may hit is that
your machine doesn't have a signal cable for audio running from
the CD-ROM to the sound-card. In that case you'll have to enable
digital transfer (in xmms it's a set-up option, no idea about the
others).
like i said in my original post, when i'm in an audio playing program, like xmm or xine and i go to the directory where my cd is '/mnt/cdrom' the folder is empty. no tracks or nothin listed.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 01:01 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by rickh
If you're using Fedora,
no, Mandrake. that link i posted was a post about Mandriva which is Mandrake and it sais that alsaconf is used just that it's a seperate package than in the alsa-utils.

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:05 AM   #15
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Have you tried to run it as "root"?
 
  


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