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I was using the built-in CD player in Gnome, but since I have switched to Fluxbox I use workbone. It is a good program with a very simple interface (you use the number pad to control the music) that runs from the command line. I'm not sure if it is included in other distributions, but it is on Slackware 10 (CD1 I think). I can't remember which folder though. What problems are you having? Does the CD look like it is playing but you have no sound or does the program not recognise that you have a CD in the drive? Can you be more specific?
you can't mount audio CD's since they don't have a valid filesystem, you need to point your cd player app to the right drive, for example on my system it's /dev/cdrom or /dev/hdc. Also make sure that you have the right permissions to access the disk drive.
Well, my sound has been working, and I did alsaconf again, it works. And workbone says...
as root plz do chmod 666 /dev/cdrom/ to give your self access to cdrom.
Hmmm.... *thinking hard* I tried gnome just recently, and its the only desktop to find the cd, but, its still doesn't play it, tho theres cdrom activity. I did, however, put my headphones in the cdrom sound port. But to no avail :[.
You know what! I think its because I didn't put that line in from my cdrom to that little AUX port on my motherboard. Could that be the problem?
Definately! Connecting your CD-ROM to the AUX port (or any of the sound input ports) on your motherboard should fix it. I'm not sure what to do with the workbone problem, but if you use Gnome CD Player and it works, don't worry about it.