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    Probs with CDRom and Sound

    ok i've got 3 probs, lets see if we can fix one or the other, maybe all 3!

    Prob 1: i have 2 cdroms [burner and dvd] below is the burner i believe but i cant mount the second one, and i dont think the bruner is recognized as a burner

    Prob 2: my sound dosent work, the volume is up in mmx (lol) and the cables are correct. i dont know how to deal with sound cards.

    Prob 3: my burner software, k3b wants me to enable ide-scsi (SCSI emulation) for all devices. do i need to do this? how do i do this?

    fstab looks like this :
    /dev/hda swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda2 / ext2 defaults 1 1
    /dev/hdb1 /fat-d vfat defaults 1 0
    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0


  2. #2

    new adition

    i realized that:
    :: my burner is /dev/hcc
    :: my dvd is /dev/hdd

    but i still dont know what to do whit these to make the drives work.

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    because of some "problems" with linux burnrnign programs u need to enable scsi emulation on any cd/dvd writers else they are read only. to do this: (i assume u use lilo as a bootloader) as root edit the /etc/lilo.conf file so that the line labelled "append" in the kernel u want to use has "hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi" in it. jsut add these 2 commands inside the "".

    this will make it so /dev/scd0 and /dev/scd1 and ur 2 drives. which is which depends on what order the 2 appear in the lilo.conf file. to find out run "eject /dev/scd0" and see which drive opens.

    now we will set up the mount points. Lets first remove the cdrom point. "umount /mnt/cdrom" "rmdir /mnt/cdrom" Now we will make 2 mount point called cdr and dvd. "mkdir /mnt/cdr" "mkdir /mnt/dvd"

    Now edit /etc/fstab by changing the line reading "/dev/cdrom mnt/cdrom..." to "/dev/scd0 /mnt/dvd iso9660 ....." (assuming scd0 is ur dvd drive) and then copy the line right below it, but change it to scd1 and cdr.

    now when u reboot i will have set up scsi emulation on the 2 drives and have them set up to mount. (by typing "mount /mnt/dvd", etc)

    Now for the sound:

    first check that ur card is detected. lspci shoudl tell u.

    now open up /etc/modules.conf as roto and look for the lines

    above snd-via82xx snd-pcm-oss
    alias char-major-116 snd
    alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
    alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
    U will prob have a difefrent sound card and maybe some slight differences but as logn as there is something.

    type aumix at a console and check if anythign is muted and that decent volumes (70%) are set up.

    If u still havent fixed it reply back. with details or ur card, and if u use KDE, gnome etc, and what it does/does not work with

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