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Old 10-09-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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Slackware 10.0 sound issues-- CD playing

So, I want to play an audio cd on my slack 10.0 box. First, as suggested in a guide I found somewhere, I ran alsamixer and unmuted/turned up all the channels. "aplay /usr/share/sounds/phone.wav" played a phone noise just fine.

I then realized I had no idea what program could play a cd. I looked around but couldn't find anything, so I started KDE. In there, I used their CD playing app, which started fine, but produced no sound. (as in, the tracks started playing, but with no volume.) If I plugged my headphones into the jack on the cd drive, I got music; if I put them into the soundcard jack which had worked fine for playing sounds on the commandline, nothing.

So, A. how do I play a cd from the command line? Is it possible?
B. Why am I not getting sound from the cd player in KDE?
Old 10-09-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
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Hi endersdouble as for playing cds from command line just have a look for some programs to do it (There might even be some on the slack cds)

Secondly you donīt get sound because you donīt have a cable in between your cdrom drive and sound card/sound input on your motherboard.

Windows uses some software that automatically gets around the missing cable... canīt remember how... digital somthing somthing.

Good luck
Old 10-09-2004, 04:19 PM   #3
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Digital audio extraction? Ah. I'll fix that. Does anyone know if slack 10.0 comes with any commandline cd players? (Currently, the box is not internet-connected, so it'd be a hassle to download a new app.


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