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Old 12-24-2001, 12:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy Trouble playing audio CD

I am running Mandrake 8.1 on a presario 12xl2 laptop. The install went "fine" with all my hardware and pcmcia card being recognized. My problem is I can't get the CDROM to play an audio cd. I checked the fstab file and it seems to say what it should (/dev/hdc/mnt/cdrom iso9660 user,exec,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,ro,noauto 0 0), and when I query ls -l /dev/cdrom I get lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root [date] /dev/cdrom --> ../cdroms/cdrom0. The part "/dev/cdrom-->../cdroms/cdrom0" is highlited in orange. From reading other post here and with Mandrake's "expert" help I was expecting "/dev/cdrom-->/dev/hdc"

When I place a cd in my drive, make sure it is unmounted, and try to launch the "CD Player" I get the message "CDROM read or access error (or no audio disc in drive) Please make sure you have access permissions to /dev/cdrom". I thought I set the permissions correctly Any help is welcomed. As you have guessed this is all new to me. wolfzAz
Old 12-28-2001, 03:22 PM   #2
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Are you running the default/stock kernel that came with the distribution, or have you recompiled it to include the bits you want ? Some distributions (well, Debian at least) don't include sound support by default - it has to be compiled in.

It might be worth checking to see if your soundcard was detected at boot time (use dmesg or tail -f /var/log/messages). If there's no sign at all of the card, have a look at the compiled modules (lsmod), and then if all else fails recompile the kernel with all of the sound options selected.


Old 12-28-2001, 04:31 PM   #3
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Audio CDs don't get mounted (they contain no filesystem), so the entry in fstab won't be referenced. AFAIK, the player app itself deals with finding the audio CD.
You should try redirecting the mispointed symlink to point to /dev/hdc
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom


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