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Old 01-07-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
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cdrom reads: cannot fine file or folder not on konsole.


First off I am not technical at all so the conversation will have to be very basic.

The cdrom and burn had been working fine until about a a week or two ago. Now there is a system error cdrom/mnt cannot find file or folder. I went onto the konsole and there didn't seem to be anything there either. So wondering what I need to do to get things going again with the cd.

Secondly we are also having trouble with our sound system. It worked only briefly. I can't give anymore info than that because I am don't sure of the problem. As I said not very computer savvy.

Our system is Kanotics 32 bit edition.

Thanks

Last edited by mary beth; 01-07-2007 at 05:48 PM. Reason: miss spelled
 
Old 01-07-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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The first may be a missing folder, make a new one like this...
Open a terminal (konsole), then type:
Code:
su -
[password]
where [password] is the root password

Then type:
Code:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
and see if that fixes it.

The second (sound) problem:
Open a terminal (konsole), then type:
Code:
su -
[password]
where [password] is the root password

Then type:
Code:
alsaconf
Then press [ENTER] key when asked a question until the program finishes.

Rebooting after doing both of these might help too.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 12:21 AM   #3
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Thanks Tuttle but that did not seem to help.

I think we are near capacity on memory so I am in the process of off loading some of my photo files

and I have had some error messages lately so wondering if that could be part of the problem low memory and errors -these errors include
dynamic Mmap ran out of room
error o while processing python-libuser new version
problem with merge list
the package lists or status file could not be passes or opened
error occured while loading could not read/audiocd:/

sorry it sounds like a lot of things to deal with. The fella who set us up with the system has moved away and I am not sure who else in town knows the linux system.

So any advise would be great and I will continue to try to make room on the computer by downloading folders on to the memory stick.

Mary Beth
 
Old 01-09-2007, 08:14 AM   #4
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No problem. I need to know some things - which distribution are you using? I would guess it's gentoo (from the "emerge" reference)
Also could you write down the output of these things:

Open a terminal (konsole), then type:
Code:
su -
[password]
where [password] is the root password

Then type:
Code:
df
Code:
lspci
Code:
uname -a
And post the output so I can see what you've got.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 12:10 PM   #5
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Smile cdrom efforts continue

Hi Tuttle

Again thank you for your efforts. This is a great learning exercise as well as problem solver. Here is the info that you asked for:

rutherford@Kanotix:~$ su
Password:
root@Kanotix:/home/rutherford# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 5763616 5359536 111300 98% /
tmpfs 127564 0 127564 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2 2084356 1527720 556636 74% /mnt/hda2
root@Kanotix:/home/rutherford# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
0000:00:09.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics 56k WinModem (rev 01)
0000:00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02)
0000:00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c900B-TPO Etherlink XL [Cyclone] (rev 04)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC AGP (rev 7a)
root@Kanotix:/home/rutherford# uname -a
Linux Kanotix 2.6.11-kanotix-11 #1 Sun May 29 22:32:10 CEST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
root@Kanotix:/home/rutherford#

Mary Beth
 
Old 01-10-2007, 03:17 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mary beth
root@Kanotix:/home/rutherford# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 5763616 5359536 111300 98% /
tmpfs 127564 0 127564 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2 2084356 1527720 556636 74% /mnt/hda2
Yes, it seems your filesystem is nearly full! your / (root partition) is 98% full, /dev/shm is a "pseudo" filesystem and doesn't matter, /mnt/hda2 is 74% full. /dev/hda2 is separate from your root partition and you can safely move files from /home/rutherford into /mnt/hda2 by using the "mv" command or by using a filemanager (like windows explorer). This *might* also cure the mmap problem, but I think mmap stands for "memory map" or something... not too sure... try moving some files and freeing up some space and see what happens!
Quote:
Originally Posted by mary beth
root@Kanotix:/home/rutherford# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
0000:00:09.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics 56k WinModem (rev 01)
0000:00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02)
0000:00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c900B-TPO Etherlink XL [Cyclone] (rev 04)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC AGP (rev 7a)
It looks like you have an Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI sound card. I have one too, they are very common. Try running "alsamixer", if you can see some sliders, move them with your arrow keys, use "m" key to mute/unmute a channel, see if you can get any sound to play. If not, could you post the output of this command for me:
Code:
lsmod | grep snd
This should tell me if you have your sound drivers loaded. "lsmod" on it's own gives you a list of all the "kernel modules" loaded, most of these are drivers for your hardware. I just need the ones with "snd" in them, hence "grep snd" and the "|" pipes the result of "lsmod" through to the "grep snd" command.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mary beth
root@Kanotix:/home/rutherford# uname -a
Linux Kanotix 2.6.11-kanotix-11 #1 Sun May 29 22:32:10 CEST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
root@Kanotix:/home/rutherford#

Mary Beth
Hmmmmm.... not familiar with kanotix, sorry! But, hey! Linux is Linux! it's all the same things arranged differently.
Once you have safely backed up all your stuff you might want to try another distro, ubuntu is great for people who just want to use their computer without knowing EVERYTHING!
 
Old 01-17-2007, 12:41 PM   #7
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cdrom/audio

rutherford@Kanotix:~$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_ens1371 20064 1
snd_rawmidi 19872 1 snd_ens1371
snd_seq_device 6796 1 snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 71288 1 snd_ens1371
snd_pcm_oss 45856 0
snd_mixer_oss 15744 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 77704 3 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 20612 4 snd_pcm
snd 46340 13 snd_ens1371,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 7392 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7428 1 snd_pcm
gameport 3584 1 snd_ens1371
rutherford@Kanotix:~$


Hi Tuttle

I have cleared some space off the computer and the cdrom will work for a cd of photos but will not read a music cd.

MB
 
Old 01-18-2007, 12:01 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mary beth
rutherford@Kanotix:~$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_ens1371 20064 1
snd_rawmidi 19872 1 snd_ens1371
snd_seq_device 6796 1 snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 71288 1 snd_ens1371
snd_pcm_oss 45856 0
snd_mixer_oss 15744 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 77704 3 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 20612 4 snd_pcm
snd 46340 13 snd_ens1371,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 7392 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7428 1 snd_pcm
gameport 3584 1 snd_ens1371
rutherford@Kanotix:~$


Hi Tuttle

I have cleared some space off the computer and the cdrom will work for a cd of photos but will not read a music cd.

MB
Good news then. If you can read data off it then all is okay. The music cd part is done in hardware by your cd drive, it probably will play music cd's in xine or any cd player program. The only reason it might not is if you have the sound turned down on the volume control for cd's, check your mixer settings. If it worked before I'm sure it's okay, try all the sliders while a cd is playing. A music cd is different from all other data formats, the cd drive usually has an audio lead connected directly from the cd drive to an input on your sound card.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #9
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still havin trouble

hi tuttle

I still can not get the audio cd to read mnt/cdrom1 does not exist. An also still no sound either.

i have cleared space on computer

new problem. the key board is really slow i have tried a couple of ones we have and they are the same

mary beth
 
Old 01-25-2007, 05:55 AM   #10
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You cannot mount an audio cd, it will be read directly by a cd player program so the /mnt/cdrom thing is not important here.
I need more information on the keyboard issue, could you post the output of this command please:
Code:
dmesg | less
'dmesg' prints out any boot-time messages, the 'less' command allows you to use the up/down arrow keys to scroll through the messages. I don't need all of it, just the error messages. If it looks too confusing and you are not sure what is an error and what is not then just post the whole output.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 03:17 PM   #11
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BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
hi tuttle

hope this is enough info! mb


BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff0000 - 000000000fff3000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff3000 - 0000000010000000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
255MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 65520
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 61424 pages, LIFO batch:14
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.2 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 IntelR ) @ 0x000f6ba0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 IntelR AWRDACPI 0x30302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x0fff30
00
ACPI: FADT (v001 IntelR AWRDACPI 0x30302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x0fff30
40
ACPI: BOOT (v001 IntelR 0x00000000 0x00000000) @ 0x0fff5280
ACPI: DSDT (v001 INTELR AWRDACPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000c) @ 0x000000
00
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x4008
Allocating PCI resources starting at 10000000 (gap: 10000000:efff0000)
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda1 ro ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us apm=
power-off nomce nosmp noapic vga=0x317
:
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:19 PM   #12
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Hello

I seem to be having a new issue. All the files will not open "read error -error reading file".

The old problem of the cdrom not reading the music cd is still happening as well as the cd burner not working. I have looked for local help but no one in this area seems to know the sytem.

If you have any help that would be great!

MB
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:37 PM   #13
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*confused*

I can't see much of interest in the messages you posted for me.
The "error reading files" error, is that in a konsole?

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