LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-01-2004, 06:57 AM   #1
jesus_edu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Distribution: Suse 9.0
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
problems with Kde 3.2.2


hello!
i've just installed Kde 3.2.2 on my SuSe 9.0 system using the rpm of the site, and following the instructions of the README, but i have a few problems:
1. the start menu: everything is okay, but the arrows doesn't appear , so i don't know which menu has submenus! :-) this on the first level, from the second menu everything is okay
2. i cannot hear any music cd! everytime i want to mount a music cd (by going in konqueror to devices -- , i get the error:
/dev/cdrom: Input/output error
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
Please check that the disk is entered correctly.

when i try to do it from the console, writing
# mount /dev/cdrom i get the same error
but when i try to hear a cd with the VLC player, it's okay...
so what can i do? why KDE doesn't recognize my cds?
help, please :-)
thanks
 
Old 05-01-2004, 07:46 AM   #2
gekko9
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: WoopWoop-WA
Distribution: SuSE 9.1 prof
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Maybe your CD drive is not listed in /etc/fstab in which case you will have to mount it with all the parameters.Type "info mount" for the usage.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 03:55 PM   #3
Massimo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hello jesus_edu,

Today i upgraded my kde on suse, and i have excatly the same problem as you have/had.
I don't see the arrows indicating which items have submenu's...

Have you already found a solution for this?

Greetz
 
Old 06-04-2004, 04:49 PM   #4
kevinatkins
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: cheshire, uk
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary
Posts: 605

Rep: Reputation: 32
hello,

Quote:
the start menu: everything is okay, but the arrows doesn't appear
... now you come to mention it, they don't appear on my 3.2 install either..! i hadn't really noticed until now..

regarding your cd problem, er, you don't actually need to mount audio cd's as such - they don't contain any valid filesystem. you should just be able to play them.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 05:37 PM   #5
Massimo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
The arrow problem is easy to solve, just figured it out

You have to add some spaces to one of the menu-headings.
If enough spaces are added, the submenu arrows will appear. Et voilą, your problem is solved

Greetz
 
Old 06-07-2004, 03:45 AM   #6
PaleViper
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Suse 10.0
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have a similar problem with KDE 3.2 . Trying to look at the contents of a CD with audiocd:/ produces a message along the lines of

the audiocd:/ protocol failed unexpectedly

I also can't play CD's using devices and although KSCD starts if a CD is inserted and appears to be playing (i.e the track time advances) no sound comes out

If you have managed to find any possible solutions to this they would be appreciated
 
Old 06-07-2004, 06:43 AM   #7
Qucho
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado, US
Distribution: Debian "Sarge"
Posts: 228

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
I also can't play CD's using devices and although KSCD starts if a CD is inserted and appears to be playing (i.e the track time advances) no sound comes out
This might be because the CD-ROM has no audio cable conected to your Sound card.
Quote:
when i try to do it from the console, writing
# mount /dev/cdrom i get the same error
but when i try to hear a cd with the VLC player, it's okay...
More likely your system is configured to mount the CD-ROM in a different directory.
Post here your '/etc/fstab' file

Last edited by Qucho; 06-07-2004 at 06:46 AM.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 04:18 PM   #8
PaleViper
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Suse 10.0
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks I will check on the cable from the cd to the sound card

My fstab file is as follows in case it is of any help regarding the problem with audiocd

/dev/hde4 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hde1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hde5 /windows/D ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hde6 /windows/E vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=437 0 0
/dev/hde3 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0

Any help would be appreciated

Fletch
 
Old 06-08-2004, 04:03 AM   #9
Qucho
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado, US
Distribution: Debian "Sarge"
Posts: 228

Rep: Reputation: 30
The 'fstab' thingy was a request for Jesus_edu :P so we can help him.

But in your case and by looking at your setup, your CD-ROM's/DVD's seem to be mounted in rather unusual places, this should not be an issue since is my undertanding that app's would consult 'fstab' to find the CD mount point. Unless you need to manually tell to this app where is the mounting point.



My suggestion is to make a post in the 'Software' forum indicating exactly what application is the one having trouble. I am not familiar with 'audiocd' application nor i could find it in my packages list to install it.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 05:12 AM   #10
PaleViper
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Suse 10.0
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
I did think the request for a copy of fstab was for jesus_edu but thought I would post it anyway to see if it was any help

The audiocd is just to do with konqueror in KDE you type audiocd:/ into the command line and it displays the contents of an audio cd allowing you to rip tracks in various formats.

I did put a post in the software forum, but didn't get any replies but I will try again

Last edited by PaleViper; 06-08-2004 at 05:22 AM.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 05:54 AM   #11
Qucho
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado, US
Distribution: Debian "Sarge"
Posts: 228

Rep: Reputation: 30
To rip CD's I use KAudioCreator. You might get better luck with that one, dunno.. why dont you try it?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 06:37 AM   #12
PaleViper
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Suse 10.0
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
Smile

Thanks I will give KAudioCreator a try.

In the meantime I posted a more informative post (hopefully) in the software forum
 
Old 06-08-2004, 06:47 AM   #13
kevinatkins
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: cheshire, uk
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary
Posts: 605

Rep: Reputation: 32
one thing i have found with kio audiocd slave is that i appear to need an internet connection (for CDDB lookups) for audio cd browsing in konqueror - that is to say, without internet connectivity, because CDDB lookups are not possible, no audio cd browsing is available...

this stumped me for a few minutes..
 
Old 06-08-2004, 07:15 AM   #14
PaleViper
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Suse 10.0
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
I don't think the internet connection is a problem, its on all the time and works fine
 
Old 06-08-2004, 07:58 AM   #15
kevinatkins
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: cheshire, uk
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary
Posts: 605

Rep: Reputation: 32
hmm...

have you checked the CDDA settings in KDE Control Center?

Given that SuSE has a habit of mounting CD drives in a non-standard location, it might be worth explicitly pointing to /media/cd or whatever your device is. but i have to admit I'm guessing somewhat...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems with kde using 2.6.12.1 SlackwareInAZ Slackware 2 06-29-2005 03:39 AM
KDE 3.2 Upgrade to KDE 3.3 Problems! Boyer Linux - Software 0 10-18-2004 03:47 AM
KDE Menu Config problems leading to other problems theMonkeY Linux - Software 2 09-03-2004 01:31 PM
KDE task switching (alt-tab) problem, also KDE XMMS problem (seperate problems) Cohobin Linux - Software 4 06-26-2004 06:47 AM
KDE Problems woodi2259 Linux - Software 2 09-21-2003 05:44 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration