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Old 06-15-2005, 10:24 PM   #1
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Etch: no CD sound

I installed Debian testing yesterday and like it fine except
I can't hear audio CDs although I can play the .wav files if
I copy them to the hard drive. When an audio CD is in the
drive KsCD will correctly identify the artist/song/etc. from CDDB
and look like its playing but no sound comes out.

I tried to enable sound using kmix and the KDE volume
control but to no avail. I have a DVD-ROM and a DVD-RW drive
on the second IDE controller. My /etc/fstab says...

# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hdb1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hdb3       /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/hdb2       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/hdd        /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
ls -l /dev/cdrom* says...

lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 3 2005-06-15 17:11 /dev/cdrom -> hdc
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 3 2005-06-15 17:11 /dev/cdrom1 -> hdd
my user account is a member of the audio, users, and cdrom group.

How can I get the CD audio to work???

with thanks,

Old 06-16-2005, 01:12 AM   #2
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Is your sound card on board, or an actual stand alone card? (there's probably a more technical term than that, but you get the point)

I think a lot of stand alone cards need a seperate cable going from the sound card to the cd/dvd drive for audio. (or at least, the ones I've seen do.)

Also, does it play when you're logged in as root? If so, it might be a permissions issue somewhere.

Not sure if any of that is helpful, but it's a start I suppose.
Old 06-16-2005, 01:14 AM   #3
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Try playing them in XMMS by right clicking, choosing preferences, then click on CD audio plugin then options. Then from there check digital audio extraction.

then when you want to listen right click, and choose play location and type in /mnt/cdrom

see if that works.
Old 06-17-2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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Hi bazder. I'm only using sarge, but still on the testing repo, and getting Etch upgrades. Try having a look at Alsamixer (type alsamixer in the CLI) I'm using an Audigy2 soundblaster card and there are 2 sliders for CD. In my case one is marked CD, the other is further along and marked Audigy C. If you're using KDE there should be no problem. With Gnome there is a problem with CDROM drives, in that you need to have an analogue connection to your sound card to play CD's. Nigel. aka farpoint.


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