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Old 09-25-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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cd pllayer runnin but no sound prod

i am runnin the linux redhat os. wen i try to play audio cds i dont get to hear anytin. it recognizes that there is a sound card and the player is counting on.
btu i dont get to hear anytin.
so i need some help.
Old 09-25-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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Do you have a cable connecting your CD drive to your soundcard CD In port? If not, you either need to get one, or enable digital playback in your cdplayer.

Normal playback basically starts the cd in play mode, and the audio is sent through an analog wire to your soundcard directly. For digital playback mode, each track is read digitally, and the data is sent to the soundcard's pcm via the system busses. Little more cpu intensive (not enough to worry about though), but it is easier to build a system this way (less wires).

You didn't list which Redhat version you were running, so it may not be possible if you are running an older version. You could install xmms, and use it's cd playback capabilities. It does have an option for digital playback.
Old 10-05-2006, 06:11 AM   #3
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i run redhat version 8.0, it has xmms, can i gget a vivid explanation on how to make the sound work, i am still kinda new
Old 10-05-2006, 10:19 AM   #4
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Do you currently have a cable that runs between your cdrom drive and your soundcard? Your answer to that question is important!


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