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I feel really dumb, because I've googled and searched for about three days and find people with similar problems, but whatever I do, I can't get this to work. I've searched and RTFM, so I'll save you the trouble.
I can mount data CDs (e.g. the Slack install disk) but I cannot play audio CDs.
I'm using BBCD in Blackbox. I've read that audio CDs don't get mounted, but then how do they get recognized/played? I don't know if the CD drive is connected directly to the sound card, though I would bet that it is NOT. lspci shows that I'm using a MATSHITA CD-RW, it's on a laptop.
One dumb thing I haven't checked is sound levels on alsamixer. I'm at work now and can't check, though.
I believe that the ide-scsi module is loaded, but not sure if it's relevant. FWIW, I am able to play CDs with FC1 (they autostart when I insert the disc).
and make sure that for instance the master isn't turned off. i think you press "m" to turn each one on that you need. there is also one for "cd." after getting your levels where you want them, then give the command:
to save them.
hope this helps.
a question: are you able to get any other sound from your system aside from system beeps?
Yeah I have a feeling that, because it's a laptop, that the CD drive isn't directly connected. On the other hand, the Fedora partition uses the default CD player whenever I insert an audio CD, and from what I've seen/read, most of the 'simple' CD players (i.e. no other features like mp3 support, etc) cannot play a CD that isn't connected to the soundcard.
Note that I can easily mount data CDs (e.g. Slack Install disc).
Finally, I built a 2.6.7 kernel last night and had support for my soundcard driver built into the kernel, so sound worked. I don't know if I went about it the right way or what, but before I realized sound worked, I ran alsaconf and ALSA was not able to detect my soundcard. Once I ran alsamixer, though, I had sound. Unfortunately it was still only mp3 sound.
I will try playing the CD through Xine, but I would prefer to use bbCD, as it is much simpler. Let me just clarify that it is not possible to mount the audio CD, but it is possible to mount data CDs.
I use xmms to play cds, and no you do not moun them.
make sure in the preferences the device you are trying to play is the devive listed in your fstab table. You may have to set up the differnt input/outputs and configure them.
OK, well I was hoping to get CDs to play with bbCD or a similar simple cd player, but I couldn't get it to work.
I configed the cdread plugin for XMMS, but when I hit "check drive" I got an error, something about 'ioctl'. I decided I'd give Xine a shot (which I had installed already), and it worked like a charm. I assume that Xine handles the on-the-fly decompression that the cdread plugin is supposed to do for XMMS.
The 2.6.7 kernel I built included built-in support for my soundcard, too.
I'm using the 2.4.26 kernel right now (Customized, of course), and have scsi-emulation enabled both in the kernel and in LILO. If you have the same type of setup as me, you'll want to change the sybolic link of the CDRW from whatever it is (Probably /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd) to /dev/scd0. If you're using a 2.6 kernel, however, I suggest taking off scsi-emulation support. Then you can use the cdrw drive normally, having /dev/cdrom point to /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd, or whatever it is for you. If you don't have an audio cable running from the cdrom drive to the soundcard, try using XMMS and use Digital Audio Extraction instead of Analog for the play mode in the CD Audio Player configuration, and then hopefully it will work. If it doesn't, make sure that the actual device (Not the sybolic link) is chmodded something like 666 or something along the lines of that (You could have 777 if you'd wish, I just don't like giving out more permissions than I have to.)
One thing to remember is that your user has to have permission to operate the cdrom drive. Many distributions create a "cdrom" group for this, and you'll have to add the user to that cdrom group (if your distribution has a tool for group management, use it. Otherwise add the user to the end of the "cdrom" line in the /etc/group file). Some distributions may just use the "sound" or "audio" group for it, others may not have a group defined for it, and just expect you to give everyone read+write access to the device.
check the permissions on your cdrom device (typically the distribution will point /dev/cdrom to it, ls -l /dev/cdrom, then ls -l whatever it points to. Make sure /dev/cdrom points to the actual CD device (if mounting /dev/cdrom works, it is), since thats usually the default that all the software will use. Mounting and directly accessing the drive itself requires different permissions.
Your IOCTL error makes it sound like either the user doesn't have access to the cdrom drive, or you're trying to use the wrong device.
And they're right, you do not mount audio cds, they do not have a filesystem on them (unless they're those hybrid DRM cds that have the player software on them too)