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Old 10-18-2003, 01:24 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the help so far. I have been at this since installing it at midday today. =/

After sorting out another problem with the Boot Manager, and trying the CD-ROM again, I found to my surprise I could access it! Even the /mnt/cdrom (which I assume is the same thing) worked!

As an aside, how can I access audio CDs then?! Even KsCD, the audio CD player can't play any audio CD!
i've heard that you have hook up the audio cable from your cdrom to your soundcard. don't know if this is still necessary, but maybe look into that. also go into kscd's set up and see if the player device listed is correct.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:29 PM   #17
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Playing audio cds should be no problem from KsCD. You put it in the drive and then KsCD should be able to play it. To say that you cannot mount it is not to say that you cannot access the data on it at all. To mount it, it has to have a certain structure so that it can be put in the directory structure of linux. Audio don't have it but media player have the ability (sometimes you need a plugin) to see and play the contents of audio CDs.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:46 PM   #18
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Right. I checked the config on KsCD, and it checks /dev/cdrom. Should it be /mnt/cdrom?

I'm now experiencing crashes when trying to access audio CDs, and when modifying settings to KsCD. The app hangs, and there is no familiar Ctrl-Alt-Del to get rid of it.

The error msg I get is:


CD-ROM red or access error (or no audio disc in drive).

Please make sure you have access permissions to:

/dev/cdrom
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:04 PM   #19
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in your kmenu, go to System > KDE System Guard. you can get a listing of processes and can kill processes from there.

as far as i know, kscd should be set to /dev/cdrom. if you're able to access data cds from your cdrom, then i don't think it's a permission problem. although you don't have to mount an audio cd either. i guess you could check the permissions on /dev/cdrom though.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:10 PM   #20
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There isn't a /dev/cdrom file or directory...
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:14 PM   #21
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for me cdrom is a link in /dev. if you don't have it, look at /etc/fstab and find out what the device block name is for your cdrom. it will be:

/dev/something /mnt/cdrom ...........

open up a shell terminal and su into root. use this command:

ln -s /dev/something /dev/cdrom

that will make a /dev/cdrom link. cd player should work after that.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:26 PM   #22
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I think you mean cat /etc/fstab, as someone pointed out to me already. I get:


/dev/hda5 / ext3 noatime 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,code
page=850,unmask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,codepage=850,unmask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,unmask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0


Interpret please!
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:28 PM   #23
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try in shell term , su'ed as root:

ln -s /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:45 PM   #24
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That doesn't work either. =/

How do I undo the linking?

I also tried changing the cdrom directory within KsCD itself to /dev/scd0, but that doesn't work either.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:50 PM   #25
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just delete cdrom in /dev. the only thing i can think of is disabling supermount for your cdrom. i don't use mandy, so i guess hold off. or just do another topic.
 
  


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