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Old 08-13-2008, 04:43 AM   #1
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KDE 4 does not recognize audio CDs

Hi All,

I run opensuse 11 with KDE4 on an AMD 780G based system that has an LG dvd writer.

I am unable to read/play audio CDs using any of the KDE applications - amarok, kscd etc. However I can use VLC to play the audio CD without any problems.

There are no problems in reading data CDs/DVDs.

Any suggestions?

Old 08-14-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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VLC may not depend on the desktop environment in order to play audio files, whereas amarok and other apps do depend on KDE configuration in order to work. So, investigate KDE configuration. In Yast, (Kmenu - System - Administrator Settings), click on Hardware, then click on Sound to see if KDE recognizes your sound card.

Also, if you have hwinfo installed, in a terminal, try 'hwinfo --sound'. What is the output?

You could also try playing an audio file from the command line. What error messages do you get, if any?


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