Originally posted by Qucho
I know for a fact this is not necesary in most CD-ROM's.
Good on yah! Hope this knowledge is widely
spread amongst CD-ROM drives, too...
Because I know for a fact that CD-ROM's won't make
a noise either if the software you're using doesn't
provide digital transfer (which is the case for most
linux apps). Without the audio-data cable they won't make
a sound when you're playing audio-CD's (I'm not talking
about mp3 CD's here, they are data CD's, and the
sound generation happens in the sound-card).