Only totem will play audio cd's
This has confused me more than (almost) anything else to do with Linux ever.
Xmms won't play audio cd's. It is set to the correct directory in the settings, but the cd's files don't show up. In some cases, it crashes with no error message(s). The audio cd player for gnome works, but there is no sound.
Finally, totem works perfectly with audio cd's, but the last track screws up big time.
Recompile of xmms & audio cd player/change of use flags? Although, I have noticed instability recently in a few apps. Especially when resizing there windows (firefox,OOo,nautilus?). But that's real off topic.