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Old 03-03-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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Problems getting analog cd playing to work

yeah... not sure what this is all about... i can play analog in windows (have tried winamp and windows media player), cable is hooked up right and everything but in linux all i can do is rip audio cds/play a digitally ripped stream (though not sure my computer is capable of that...). have tried playing in xmms, workbone, kscd and amarok. workbone and kscd will actually look like they are playing, kscd gets the cddb stuff and then just sits there.

slackware 10.2 linux (it also doesnt work in 2.4.31)
scsi emulation in 2.4 but not 2.6

root@acorn:/usr/src# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
01:07.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
01:0c.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
root@acorn:/usr/src# cat /proc/ide/hdc/driver
ide-cdrom version 4.61
root@acorn:/usr/src# cat /proc/ide/hdc/model
root@acorn:/usr/src# cat /proc/ide/hdc/settings
name value min max mode
---- ----- --- --- ----
current_speed 66 0 70 rw
dsc_overlap 0 0 1 rw
init_speed 66 0 70 rw
io_32bit 0 0 3 rw
keepsettings 0 0 1 rw
nice1 1 0 1 rw
number 2 0 3 rw
pio_mode write-only 0 255 w
unmaskirq 0 0 1 rw
using_dma 1 0 1 rw

thank you

Last edited by jay_; 03-03-2006 at 09:54 PM.
Old 03-03-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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check the permissions on /dev/hdX generally you want it to be a 755 (where /dev/hdX is the drive you want to play the CD from, you might have it as a /dev/sdX if you're emulating a SCSI drive).
Old 03-04-2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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wasnt set to 755 but that didnt fix it either
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I had a similar problem with Audacious player (based on Xmms, I think) in Zenwalk 2.2 - it was because the CD plugin was set to play analogue but it should be digital - you can change it in Preferences.
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Use cdda2wav to test if digital audio extraction (DAE) works with your drive.

cdda2wav -e -q -t 1 -N -d 0 -D /dev/hdc

If it works, make sure you set DAE in xmms and in other programs.

You should use alsamixer to check the mixer settings. Unmute and adjust the volume for CD-ROM for analog sound. I recommend using DAE instead of analog because it produces better sound even though it takes some processor usage. When you are not playing an CD audio, I recommend muting it and adjusting its level to 0%.


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