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Old 01-05-2004, 07:40 AM   #1
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Can't play CD Audio

I'm having a problem getting an audio CD to play under slackware 9.1. Sound is configured correctly, i.e. mp3's work fine along with mpg's. I have tried with XMMS and the default GNOME CD player, but no joy. XMMS finds the disc and sees the .cda files there, it even acts as if it's playing them (progress bar moves along), but I get no output?

I am using:

Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)
Samsung CD/RW SW-252B
XMMS 1.2.8
Slackware 9.1

When I go to the input configuration for playing Audio CD's, I have the following:

Device: /dev/cdrom
Directory: /mnt/cdrom/

Play Mode:

Volume Control:
OSS Mixer

When I click on "Check Drive" I get: Digital audio extraction test failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device ??

I've tried every possible combination but with no luck - I have run alsamixer and raised all possible volumes, yet I still can't get it to play from audio CD? CD drive works fine for data etc, the one thing I haven't tried is hard-wiring the audio-output of the CDROM directly to the soundcard due to lack of cable.

Any suggestions would be excellent as always!

Last edited by morrolan; 01-05-2004 at 07:52 AM.
Old 01-05-2004, 08:28 AM   #2
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You must have an audio cable from the back of the CD drive to your soundcard. If not, you will get no output, but only for audio disks. All other sound will be fine, as you describe.
Old 01-05-2004, 09:33 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot, I'll let you know when I locate one and have tried it.

Notch up one more difference between Windows and Linux...
Old 01-05-2004, 09:55 AM   #4
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** starts hitting himself profusely **

That worked wonders, digital audio extraction so I can adjust volumes etc within linux too. Damn Microsoft for making things so awkward and confusing!


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