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Old 02-12-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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can't play audio CDs


suddenly nothing is showing up in my media players when i put in a CD. i had some problems with dropline gnome and did some removing and reinstalling of gnome and dropline, and now it seems as if some package or library is missing. i can hear audio otherwise (mp3, streaming audio, divx, etc.), and all the /mnt/cdrom read permissions are set exactly as they were before. can anyone help point me in the right direction?

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here's a GUI error:

Totem could not play this media (Audio CD) although a plugin is present to handle it.
You might want to check that a disc is present in the drive and that it is correctly configured..



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edit2: the tracks show up in xcdroast...

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Old 02-13-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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no one has an idea of why audio cds might not show up?
 
Old 02-13-2004, 04:10 PM   #3
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If you were making changes to Dropline, as you indicated, maybe certain packages were removed and not reinstalled. One thing you could try would be to start the Dropline Upgrade procedure, and review the set of new or missing packages (if any) that the installation procedure might discover. From there of course you could individually pick and choose which packages to install.

Other long-shot possibilities could be that the particular CD might be scratched (I'm not sure if you have tried this with one CD or multiple CD's) or that the read head on the CD player is dirty. If you've got a CD disk cleaner you might give it a try (or take the low tech approach and blow air in there), and lastly, maybe the floppy's cable connections need to be reseated. Obviously I'd agree that the software changes you made are the likely culprit, but at least in theory these hardware issues are in the realm of possibility. Realistically probably not, but at least once in the past I was having problems with my CD-ROM due to a loose cable. Good luck with it. -- J.W.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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Last week I spent a couple of hours working on the same problem, and in the end found out that the CD output was muted. Open up a mixer and see if it is the same with your prob.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 09:24 PM   #5
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Originally posted by ashoksagar
Last week I spent a couple of hours working on the same problem, and in the end found out that the CD output was muted. Open up a mixer and see if it is the same with your prob.
that's gotta suck.

appreciate the suggestion, but as i said, the tracks aren't even showing up in the xmms window. they do show up in xcdroast, though, so i know it's not a hardware problem or bad cd. it was working the day before, and then i made some software changes, and now it's not working anymore. i just need to find out what packages or libraries in linux control that so i can reinstall them (a bunch of stuff got uninstalled by accident when i was removing dropline manually <user error> ). i thought libcdaudio controlled that, but that's installed. thx
 
Old 02-14-2004, 05:10 PM   #6
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i've spent the day reinstalling just about everything and every library that looks relevent from the slack 9.1 cds, and still i can't get CD audios to show up in my media tools. i can't even get CLI players like mpg321 to see anything.

NE1 ? i'd really like to be able to rip CDs again!
 
  


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