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Old 08-12-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
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KsCD Problems


When I start KsCD it appears to not start, or start and close VERY quickly. During the entire session, it will display nothing. Then when the computer is restarted and KDE restarts you can read the message of cdrom permsission error. It asks to make sure that I have read permissions for /mnt/cdrom. Fairly certain I do...

Here is /mnt/cdrom from fstab:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0
 
Old 08-12-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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You sure it's talking about the permissions to
the mount-point?

It may well be a matter of
Code:
chmod go+rw `ls -l /dev/cdrom | awk 'BEGIN{ RS=" "}{print}' | grep dev | grep -v cdrom`
Ugly, huh? :)


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Old 08-12-2004, 08:04 PM   #3
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OK... and that is?
 
Old 08-12-2004, 08:40 PM   #4
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Even doing that as Tinkster suggested, KsCD still only acts like it's going to load.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 08:44 PM   #5
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That's a way of setting the permissions without
having to ask you whether it's IDE or SCSI, (under
the assumption that a) the /dev/cdrom is working
and b) it's the only CD-ROM you want to access).
...

To be able to play audio CDs you don't need
access to the mount-point but to the physical
raw-device.

[edit]
You beat me by 4 minutes :}

Try to run kscd from a command-line, that way
you may get more disagnostic output...
[/edit]

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Old 08-12-2004, 08:54 PM   #6
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There is a config file which needs tweaking...
~/.kde/share/config/kscdrc

I used kwrite to change things in the General section.
After you make these changes, and if you have kscd already running, you need to use the command: ps -ax to find it and kill it. Then put a cd in and see if it starts ok.

[GENERAL]
AUTOPLAY=true
BackColor=0,0,0
CDDevice=/dev/cdrom
DOCKING=true
EJECTONFINISH=false
HiddenControls=false
LEDColor=226,224,255
Looping=false
RANDOMONCE=true
RandomPlay=false
STOPEXIT=true
SkipDelta=30
TimeDisplay=0
ToolTips=true
Volume=40
 
Old 08-12-2004, 11:54 PM   #7
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At this time I have read Tinksters new post, and lo and behold! My fear was confirmed, running KsCD from the command line tells me that it is in fact running, I just cannot see it in the GUI.

Continueing to investigate Homey's post...

Homey's post helped, KsCD now opens and attempts to play the CD. One last problem I can't figure out. In ~/.kde/share/config/kscdrc the volume field is 40, like in your example. I still have no volume and cannot find the adjustment in KsCD.

Last edited by ToothlessRebel; 08-13-2004 at 12:07 AM.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:22 AM   #8
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The KsCD volume adjustment didn't help. I know my sound is not muted. Kaboodle will play songs audibly. Also, if I close KsCD with "X" in top of window it leaves a process running:

3105 ? S 0:00 kscd -caption KsCD -icon kscd -miniicon kscd

(As from ps -ax)
I'm not sure what this is, though it seems that the program was perhaps to run in a minimized version... ? Anyway, any one know of how to close this when KsCD closes?
 
  


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