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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
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
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.
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
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.