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As far as I can understand:
You can mount CD's
You can hear MP3
You cannot listen and original audio CD's (.cab format)
I had the same problem two or three weeks ago.
Thru some forum like this one, I can tell you what I've done.
in your fstab:
change the iso type to 9660 like below.
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto user,iocharset=iso9660,umask=0,exec,codepage=850,ro,noauto 0 0
/dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom2 auto user,iocharset=9660,umask=0,exec,codepage=850,ro,noauto 0 0
Place the CD into your hdc for instance:
gtcd --device /mnt/cdrom2
if the drive runs, and you do not hear anything, try with root.
If it works, then add some rights to your user
What I did, I removed the user, and created again.
If it's just a mounting issue, try running KwikDisk (K -> Configuration -> Hardware -> KwikDisk). That puts an icon on your task bar which lets you mount and unmount removable filesystems with the click of a button. Just click the icon to get a list of filesystems, then click on the one you want to mount it. If you click on it again, it unmounts it.
Supposedly running "supermount -i enable" as root will make changes to your /etc/fstab file so you can do this, but I've never used it. You might want to backup your /etc/fstab first. Not sure if it requires a reboot.
Supermount's not my bag either. I just type mount /dev/hdc and it mounts, but that's because i've added the entry to the aforementioned /etc/fstab. You won't have to reboot, type mount by itself and it should do a mount of everything in fstab.
Thanks to all of you. KwikDisk did solved the problem without any modification to 'fstab', so I assume that there is nothing wrong in the entries I've in fstab( attached in the thread ). If so, is there an option to automate the mount, I mean do I need to start KwikDisk everytime to mount my drives. How do I make it automatic ?
Maybe I wasn't too clear in my last post... there's a program called supermount that is supposed to automatically mount cd's and floppy's for you. In order to turn it on, you need to run "supermount -i enable" as root. This will make the necessary changes to your /etc/fstab.
However, I have had little luck getting it to work, and I just prefer to do it manually under Linux.