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Old 10-30-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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cds wont play in Slack 11


I can't figure out why cds won't play in Slackware 11. None of the programs will play them. I have the same results with both homemade and professional made cds. any ideas?
 
Old 10-30-2007, 07:23 PM   #2
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Permissions?

Slackware is very conservative in terms of permissions, and stuff that's
not explicitly allowed is forbidden.

Check the perms and ownerships on your cdrom-device (possibly /dev/cdrom
or whatever other device it's a link to). If you're not a member of the
relevant group add yourself to it, log out and back in and you should be
away playing CD's.



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Old 10-30-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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changed permissions

i changed the permissions like this


cd mnt
chmod 777 cdrom


I can play cds as root, but i cant hear any sound. I cant play cds as the guest user

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Old 10-31-2007, 03:44 AM   #4
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That won't fix the issue - audio and mount-point are completely unrelated.

As for the "not hearing any sound". Did you enable digital transfer in
whatever app you're using? If no, is there an analog cable that connects
your CD-ROM drive to your sound-card?



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Old 10-31-2007, 05:15 AM   #5
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There is user managment GUI program on the program menu. You can use it to see what groups your users are members of. You might need to join then to cdrom and audio groups.

Though if you cannot hear the sound as root there might be another problem. I assume that you can play Cds under Windows or other flavours of Linux. As far as I know playing CDs requires a cable connecting the CD player to the soundcard.
 
  


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