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Old 11-18-2003, 08:34 PM   #1
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gripping question

I have recently installed grip and am having a little trouble. I can get it to work properly as with any of the rippers (cdda2wav, cdparanoia) as long as I am root. However, I can only use it as a user if I use cdda2wav. If I use cdparanoia, some of the directories (artist, album name) get correctly poplated, however, no ripping occurs. The following is the rights to the offending and non-offending ripper.

steve@lumpfish:/usr/bin$ ls -l cdparanoia
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 32052 Feb 23 2002 cdparanoia*

steve@lumpfish:/usr/bin$ ls -l cdda2wav
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 236300 Aug 17 21:38 cdda2wav*

Does anyone have any thoughts regarding this. I realize that I could just go ahead and use cdda2wave. I would like to figure out what is occuring here though.
Old 11-18-2003, 09:50 PM   #2
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Check your config for grip. You may not have the rights on the directories that it wants to write the temp files to, or something along those lines. As a side/related note, I tend to use xcdroast to set up my permissions correctly for me (not necessarily burn, but set up the permissions on buring related tools, which include cdparanoia correctly), and create a group for audio to add my users too. Yeah, it's a lazy way, however, if you understand what you are doing, feel free to take the lazy way when applicable

Old 11-19-2003, 06:15 AM   #3
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Make sure your own user has access to the CD-ROM device you're trying to use when ripping CD's. If you use scsi emulation this will probably be /dev/scd0, and you can set what device to use in Grip. If the device in the Grip config is plain old /dev/cdrom, cd to the /dev directory and ls -l | grep cdrom. You will probably see a lot of lines, but look for the /dev/cdrom symbolic link. It should look something like cdrom -> scd0. It might not be scd0, it could be hdc or something else. Then find that device in /dev and check the permissions. Either add yourself to that group (open up /etc/group in an editor and append your username to the line corresponding to the group that owns the device, probably the "cdrom" group). Log out and log in again and you should be able to use cdparanoia with it. Or just do a+rw devicename but that's not very secure.



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