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Old 08-13-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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Question KSCD stopped working in mandrake 9.1

Greetings and salutations fellow linux enthusiasts,

As this is the first time I've ever posted a question on any forum, please bear with me if I seem a little nerdy at it!

To make a long story short - I sucsessfully installed linux-Mandrake 9.1 on an old AMD K6 system to test it out and was very impressed that it is able to play video files very smoothly that played very erratically on this same system under XP! That made a true believer out of me.
I then installed the same Linux on my regular Athlon based PC, with very good results as well. Instead of dual booting - which I have experimented with in the past, I am using a dedicated hard drive with only Linux on it in both computers via removable HD carriers that I picked up at CompUSA pretty cheaply. This avoids the problems with partitioning and worrying about the MBR and so on.
On BOTH systems KSCD worked to some extent, the first few times I tried it. But now, on BOTH systems, it gives me the error indicating either a CDROM is not in the drive or I do not have permission. On BOTH systems 'grip' runs just fine and will play the music cd just fine right down to getting the names of the songs and everything.
After looking around on the posts for KSCD problems that other linux users have had, I tried the "CHMOD 755 /dev/cdrom" fix with no success. I did not expect that to work since KSCD gives this same error when run as root as it does as a regular user.
The fact that it does the same on both machines is highly suspicious - I can't be the only one this has happened to - or maybe I did the same stupid thing to both machines without realizing it.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can throw me a bone here!
Old 01-24-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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I've got exactly the same problem on Mandrake 9.2. Tired the permissions chnage as well to no avail. Anyone got any ideas here?

Also because I couldn't use ksced I tried xmms. I've downloaded it and the cd audio plugin which allows Linux to read audio directly off the CD instead of the cable to the sound card. It looks like it's playing, ie, lists the track number and counts down track duration but no sound at all.


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