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Old 12-09-2002, 06:57 AM   #1
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Playing music CD on Linux Notebook


Running RedHat 8.0 on a notebook.

The sound works well for the system sounds, but there is no sound when I try to play a music CD. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 12:09 PM   #2
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1: Have you got the volume turned up for your CD?
2: What are you using to play CDs? Have you got it setup to use the correct device?
 
Old 12-09-2002, 06:58 PM   #3
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1. Yes, volumes are definately checked - on 1. notebook volume setting 2. kmix settings 3. actual cd playing software

2. I tried kscd and xmms. Loads the tracks ok and appears to be playing them, but there is just no sound.

I checked the device in kscd and it was /dev/cdrom. I believe that is correct.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 06:59 PM   #4
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Do you know if your laptop has a data cable going from the cd drive to the sound card? If not, you may be in a bit of a pickle!
 
Old 12-09-2002, 07:05 PM   #5
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It is an external TDK portable slim CD writer - connected to the notebook via USB.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 07:09 PM   #6
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Yeah, that sounds like a "pickle" to me then. You probably aren't going to be having a ton of luck then, at least not until the ability appears in a future kernel to read audio data that way.

Here's something you might wanna consider though...

You could rip the audio CD to your HD into a temp directory, then listen to it, when you are finished, simply delete the files. When I use grip to do such a thing, it doesn't take very long to rip, maybe 15 minutes at most.

This might be something to consider.

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