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Old 01-05-2005, 01:03 PM   #1
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FC3 Music CD's

Hi peeps, How come when i insert a data disk into my Fedora Core 3 based machine it will mount it, but as soon as i insert a music cd, it fails to mount and gives me and error? Is there a way round this.

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Old 01-05-2005, 01:47 PM   #2
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Music CDs play rather than mount.

Install and configure a CD player. I like Grip, myself.

# Red Hat & Fedora links
Fedora Core 3 Tips and Tricks
Did you download? See: Installing from a Hard Drive
Red Hat 9 Rescue Mode
Red Hat 8 Rescue Mode
The Fedora HOWTO explains the different software managers.
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks
# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools
# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:
Red Hat Linux 8.0 Package Management Tool
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users
# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 01-05-2005 at 01:50 PM.
Old 02-01-2005, 02:06 PM   #3
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Fedora Core 3 can't play music cds

I had similar trouble. I had music cds playing under FD core 1, but since upgrading the cdrom drive is now listed as /media/cdrecorder and it failed to correctly play audio cds. I can mount regular cdroms, but programs like Grip and Kscd give errors of "Unable to initialize /dev/hdd."

I finally resolved the problem by checking the permissions of the device, and I found that /dev/hdd was not readable by normal users. I executed a simple

chmod +rrr /dev/hdd

and now I have full audio capabilities again. Hope this helped!


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