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Originally posted by cubeman Thanks for all the help so far. I have been at this since installing it at midday today. =/
After sorting out another problem with the Boot Manager, and trying the CD-ROM again, I found to my surprise I could access it! Even the /mnt/cdrom (which I assume is the same thing) worked!
As an aside, how can I access audio CDs then?! Even KsCD, the audio CD player can't play any audio CD!
i've heard that you have hook up the audio cable from your cdrom to your soundcard. don't know if this is still necessary, but maybe look into that. also go into kscd's set up and see if the player device listed is correct.
Playing audio cds should be no problem from KsCD. You put it in the drive and then KsCD should be able to play it. To say that you cannot mount it is not to say that you cannot access the data on it at all. To mount it, it has to have a certain structure so that it can be put in the directory structure of linux. Audio don't have it but media player have the ability (sometimes you need a plugin) to see and play the contents of audio CDs.
in your kmenu, go to System > KDE System Guard. you can get a listing of processes and can kill processes from there.
as far as i know, kscd should be set to /dev/cdrom. if you're able to access data cds from your cdrom, then i don't think it's a permission problem. although you don't have to mount an audio cd either. i guess you could check the permissions on /dev/cdrom though.