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Have Fedora Core installed on a Shuttle AK32 Mobo Duron 1GHZ with 512 MB RAM. New Combodrive (DVD/CD RW) Sony. Can read data disks and generally no trouble, but when I try to play audio disks, it gives me "disk error" on the audio player. Did the same with a CD ROM that I replaced with the current combo drive. Must be a software problem. I've asked this problem before, but I've bought the new drive since then and I'm sure I can read data disks,. I can view pictures burned from my digital camera etc. Thanks.
also, make sure the audio cable is connected to your sound card from the optical drive! (stupid, but it's an issue sometimes), and you might want to add your user to the optical group, if you haven't already done so.
Do you have the optical drive set-up properly in the fstab?
Originally posted by sewer_monkey Can you be more specific about which CD player exactly you're using? There are many different CD players available on Linux. You might want to try a different one perhaps.
Also, if you run that same CD player from a terminal window (a shell), it might output extra error messages which can be quite handy.
Micro$oft Windoze - 32-bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a 2-bit company!
dont mean to get of topic, but you should change it to Micro$oft Windoze ><64 edition -64-bit extensions to 32- bit extensions and a ... all the rest is the same.
Back to topic, seens like it might be an unsupported drive... (or bad support)
in linux, before hearing an audio cd you have to make sure that u DO have an audio cable and that sockets at both ends are perfectly alright. since windows doesn't require the audio cable, i had lost it and after somehow finding it, i found that during a hardware repair the delicate audio connector on the onboard sound chipset had one of the connecting pins broken, if i have to fix it, then i'll have to change entire mbd.
btw debian has this feature of "playing as ogg" that works for me
Your CDROM should have 3 diff cables on it... A flat ribbon cable (IDE), a power cable, (obvious), and analog audio, (small 4pin connector to Sound card). This is where CD's are piped to your soundcard. Check for those connections first. If you have installed a new CD you may have overlooked this cable connection.
I think I've got the hardware correctly configured
I've put together several computers and your description of the cables is accurate. I think I have things hooked up correctly. This is an onboard AC97 audio motherboard, so there is no sound card per se, but there is a CD in connector where the analog cable connects. Any clue about this fstab file? Someone asked for it before.
yeah. i agree with the others, you arent giving enough info. open a term and then open your player from there, also man your player to see if there are any extra verbosity options, but just opening the player from command line should work. see what the exact error is. is you player actually looking to your device? is you cdrom on /dev/hdc? is it /dev/hdd? maybe the player is looking for /dev/cdrom? if so your symlink could be wrong. ls -l /dev/cdrom and see if it is pointing at /dev/hdc (if that is indeed your drive) or change the cdrom directory setting on the player to /dev/hdc or whatever.
i do agree with xmms being able to emulate audio cable and playing sound from audio cd's despite the absence of an audio cable as i tried with knoppix, but afaik since audio cd's don't have a filesystem to mount, if the player software is not able to detect we can't browse tracks and play them. moreover my system has 2 cdrom drives but the player only autodetects audio cd's from the master drive
in your fstab (I think I was the one who asked for it...) it looks like your cdrom drive mounts at /media/cdburner. If you use XMMS, make sure to point it to the device that you are using (/dev/hdc) and not the mount folder.
As everyone has said, don't mount the cdrom, all you have to do is open the player and play it. If you try to mount it you'll get an error about the filesystem, as there is NO filesystem on the disc. Just make suer whatever player you use is pointed to your optical device.