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Old 11-15-2003, 07:20 PM   #1
Tino27
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Audio CD's won't play on laptop


My laptop (Dell Inspiron 8200) has a built-in DVD/CDRW drive.

I have managed to get it to play DVD's through Ogle/Okle (w/sound).
I can mount it (/dev/sr0 -> /mnt/cdrom1) so that I can view data CD's.

But I am having problems getting it to play audio cd's. I've tried both KsCD and XMMS and both cannot see anything on the drive. The drive doesn't spin up or anything. The CD apps just sit there stupidly and look back at me.

I have done the following things to troubleshoot the problem...

1) I added my username to the /etc/group file

disk::6:root,adm,*myusername*

2) I changed the permissions on the root device (hdb) so that owner, group, and others had r/w permission

brw-rw-rw- 1 root disk 3, 64 Jun 9 2002 hdb

3) I made sure to check that the sym link for /dev/cdrom was correct

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root Nov 12 13:09 cdrom -> /dev/hdb

4) I modified my /etc/fstab file ...

/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,user,exec,ro 0 0
/dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,user,exec,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

And still the audio CD's won't play.

I tried searching the forum for clues, and that is where I found the things that I have already tried. I've also tried rebooting between trials, just to make sure everything gets loaded correctly. No dice.

Any other suggestions?

Oh, and I should mention that I boot with the following parameter: hdb=ide-scsi. Not sure if that will make any difference or not.

TIA!
 
Old 11-15-2003, 09:36 PM   #2
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Using xmms did you check in the preferences to see that you have the correct output selected. I use ALSA.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 10:10 PM   #3
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Yes, I am using ALSA in XMMS. I tried both ALSA and OSS. Still no difference. I can play MP3 streams using either output, but no Audio CD's.

Also, when I configure the "CD Audio Player 1.2.8" plug-in in XMMS, and then click on the "Check Drive" button, this is what I am getting...

"Failed to read 'Table of Contents'
Maybe no disc in the drive?

Directory /mnt/cdrom/ OK."
 
Old 11-16-2003, 07:27 AM   #4
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It looks like your fstab needs corrected. I assume you have one cd device. If that is the case then your device is /dev/sr0 in light of the kernel option that you pass in lilo. So you need to remove the /dev/cdrom from the table. My /dev/cdrom is a symlink to /dev/sr0. Try those 2. HTH
 
Old 11-16-2003, 08:45 AM   #5
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ringwraith --

you, sir, are a friggin' genius! I removed the first reference in my fstab file to cdrom and just used the /dev/sr0 instead. I then recreated the sym link from /dev/hdb to /dev/sr0, rebooted, and now it works.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-16-2003, 09:24 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tino27
ringwraith --

you, sir, are a friggin' genius!
Thanks!
Can you tell my wife and kids that. They never believe me.

Just glad I could help.
 
  


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