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Old 12-26-2003, 09:08 AM   #1
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cannot read or play music cd's

I cannot play or even read the files for audio cd'd I can see all the files on any data cd that i have, the porblen just seems to be with audio cd's

I'm using mandrake 9.1

I do see iso9660 in my fstab - sorry, I'm not sure how to direct my fstab file to this posting-

I've umounted the cdrom umount /mnt/cdrom, then remounted using "mount /mnt/cdrom.........but the message is input/output error cannot determin the file system type and none was I tried 'mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom' It did seem to mount but indicated that there is no medium (audio cd was in the drive)

when I cd into /mnt/cdrom and ls......there are no files listed, for an audio cd........again the files are listed for data cd's

Can anyone make a suggestion?


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Old 12-26-2003, 09:18 AM   #2
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You can't mount an audio cd because there is no file system as such. You need to open XMMS, open the playlist editor, select "add dir" and point it to /mnt/cdrom. It will detect the tracks and you can play them from there. KsCD will also do the trick if you use KDE, I think there's a similar app in Gnome.
Old 12-26-2003, 09:56 AM   #3
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I tried out your luck.......they don't show any files in /mnt/cdrom.....the disk isn't even spinning?
Old 12-26-2003, 10:19 AM   #4
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I had a similar problem where I could not read sound file but I could read data cds. I ended up going into Mandrake control center, going to hardware, the hardware list, and then changing the sound driver. Of course rember which driver you were using in case one doesn't work at all. Maybe try the snd_i810 driver, that seems to work good for me.
Old 12-26-2003, 09:45 PM   #5
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Thanks to you both for your replies, they were both helped indirectly.........for anyone who is interested, here is the solution...........

I looked in mandrakes configuration tool in the hardware section and found that my cdrom (actually dvd drive) was in /dev/hdd, not /dev/hdc as I had thought. So when I went to mount I typed mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2.........that seemed to mount the dvd drive....I could see the music files with ls /mnt/cdrom2. Then used the mandrake config tool to add the mnt point /mnt/cdrom2 to the fstab file (do this in the hartdware section of the mandrake config tool).

I rebooted and am now, somehow...I' m listening to the cd I have in the dvd drive.........Beatles - white ablum - still excellent after, what 25 years or so.

I wonder where linux will be 25 years from now?

Thanks again


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