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You can't mount music CDs because they don't contain a filesystem. You can however play them in two forms. One is analogic, the default one, which requieres you to have connected a cable from the cd-rom to the soundcard. If you don't have that cable you can play it "digitally". In XMMS you've a input plug-in (it comes with XMMS by default) which is called Audio CD Player or something like that (i've the spanish version ) there you can go to Configure and select the mode you want to read the music cd.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for your kind explanation, gbonvehi! I appreciate that.
Just for the heck of it I popped in a music cd when I was logged on as root, started x windows, and clicked on cd player and everything works, music sounds great.
But, just now, when I log on as user and do the same thing cd player is displaying "Drive Error"
Don't worry, try checking two things. First the permissions of your cdrom.
Do: ls -l /dev/cdrom
It should be a symlink pointing to /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd (or other).
So now do: ls -l /dev/theonecdrompointsto
That should give you the permissions. If nothing changed, it should be owned by root and belong to cdrom group. And the permissions should be: brw-rw---- that means read/write by root and the group (cdrom). So you can achieve what you're trying by adding your user to the cdrom group. Do that by opening /etc/group with a editor and adding your user at the end of the ine that starts with cdrom (if there's another name, separate it with a , ).
More likely permissions on the raw-device, since that's
what the CD-Player apps are accessing ... find out which
sg or sr your CD-ROM is and change the group ownership
on it. For example create a group cdrom, make yourself a
member of it and then change the ownership to e.g.
chown root:cdrom /dev/sg0