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Old 10-15-2003, 10:27 PM   #1
bluesailor
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No sound from CD player on Red Hat 9


I can't seem to get any sound from my CD/DVD player. When I load a CD
the CD player pops up on the screen and shows the track and shows that
it is playing it but I get no sound. I can play the WAV files on my PC just
fine so I don't think it is my sound card. Anybody got any ideas? TIA
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:39 PM   #2
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Is your audio cable connected from your sound card to your cd rom properly. Also you might have to specify in options or preferences on the cd player which cd rom to use if you have more than one. Hope this helps
 
Old 10-16-2003, 12:32 AM   #3
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I think so, it plays fine under Windows so I assume it is hooked up right
 
Old 10-16-2003, 12:40 AM   #4
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Take this for what its worth as I am probably as new as you to Linux. But in that other OS (Windows) most newer computers play CD's digitally. Meaning that even if you don't have a audio cable connected you will still hear CD's the data is sent over the IDE cable and the sound card just interprets it. I have seen this same post so it seems to be a common issue. Maybe Linux does not digital audio extraction or maybe there is a setting ? I would look inside the PC and make sure there is an audio cable just to eliminate one possibility if nothing els. Hope this helps
 
Old 10-17-2003, 03:34 PM   #5
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Hi. I had the same problem in RH9. I also have two media drives -- one's a DVD playback (hdc) and the other's a CD-RW (hdd) -- and either drive plays back audio w/out probs in WinXP. Based on my experience, I'd say everyone's on the right track here.

I installed my sound card, so I know for a fact that the only thing linking my sound card to those drives is a 4-pin audio cable from the card to the CD-RW. (I would have gone from the card to the DVD, but the DVD only accepted the 2-pin digital cable.) As someone noted, there lies the problem and solution.

RH9, by default, set my default CD audio device as /dev/cdrom. But as I have more than CD-ROM and the device labeled 'cdrom' in RH9 is not directly linked to my soundcard, when I put a cd in:
1) /dev/cdrom I saw the player of my choice tick through the CD but couldn't hear audio
2) /dev/cdrom1 I saw and heard nothing.

I set the other device, /dev/cdrom1, as my main device for CD audio. What this means is if you use XMMS, for example, you go into plugins and configure your CD Audio Player Plugin to reflect the relationship between your soundcard, audio cable, and /dev/cdrom1. Don't know about the other players -- I think you can configure gnome-cd through the CD Properties of the Preferences menu.

After setting your default CD audio device according to where your audio cable is hooked, you'll hear CDs play back. How exciting.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:05 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by bkbroil
Take this for what its worth as I am probably as new as you to Linux. But in that other OS (Windows) most newer computers play CD's digitally. Meaning that even if you don't have a audio cable connected you will still hear CD's the data is sent over the IDE cable and the sound card just interprets it. I have seen this same post so it seems to be a common issue. Maybe Linux does not digital audio extraction or maybe there is a setting ? I would look inside the PC and make sure there is an audio cable just to eliminate one possibility if nothing els. Hope this helps
Yeah ! Perhaps this is the solution to the sound problem I wonder
about for two years ! Just a little cable ?!?
I opened my PC and I see clearly the empty slot at the
back of the CD player, waiting for its cable, but it is a lot
less clear where to connect it on the mother board...

Someone can help ? My audio device is called
"Inter Corp 82801DB AC'97 Audio", with module i810_audio.
It seems merged in the motherboard.
 
  


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