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Old 04-03-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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No CD-ROM sound, all other sound works fine

I have Fedora Core 1 installed on a toshiba satellite A45 S150. The install detected my soundcard correctly, and all the systems sounds work fine. The problem is that my CD-ROM will not play sound. The CD-ROM plays cd's just fine, but I cannot hear them.

I drove around on the internet for a while trying to pin this down, but I have not had any success. Obviously, I checked the mixer settings (with aumix) and made sure the volume was turned up.

A lot of people have suggested checking a cable that plugs your CD-ROM directly into the soundcard, but I don't think this is an option on my laptop.

I am guessing that the CD-ROM sound needs to be read, processed through the CPU, and then sent to the soundcard. My problem is that I do not know how to do this and I have had no success at configuring xmms with a plugin (as suggested in other posts). I could really use some help with this xmms stuff because it sounds like that is a successful approach to this problem. Assuming I can get xmms to work, is there a way to get the rest of my cd apps to work? Is there some system setting that I need to tweak or what?

The cd-rom works fine under XP (this is a dual boot system).
[blaa@blaa root#] lspci
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

I am fairly new to linux so step by step instructions are always a bonus.

Thanks in advance,
Old 04-05-2004, 02:35 AM   #2
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xmms should have a plugin if you dont want to bother with xmms you can use xine ..xine should have cdda converter plugin, or if that does not work try alsaplayer that has cdda as well (plus pitch control:0))


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