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Audio CDs reported as blank & wont play
I've just bought a new computer, which has 1 optical drive (an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A). I can write read DVD videos, data CDs etc with it, but when I put an audio CD in it's reported as blank.
When I open a CD player app (KSCD), I get the error
CD-ROM read or access error (or no audio disc in drive). Please make sure you have access permissions to: /dev/hda
I should also mention that I've tried this with several CDs, all of which work in my Hi-Fi, so it's not a disc problem.
Thanks very much
I know this may sound basic have you given yourself access right via groups, are you are a member of, ie disk management, cdrom - DVD group access.
Have you tried a different desktop, ie gnome to kde or kde to gnome.
How many different audio players have you tried to install and use, ie real player, XMMS, Mplayer & Amarok, just for a few.
Just another question can you down load wav or MP3 from the net and play them back?
This would confirm your sound drivers are operational.
I hope this is of help.
Fair questions - I should have mentioned them in my OP.
* I am a member of all the groups that I thought could help. Since I might well be wrong in my assumptions, I'm attaching a text file with a full list of which groups I am and am not in. However, I have tried making myself a member of all groups except root and sys, and even then it didn't work.
* I've tried from within KDE and Fluxbox, and from runlevel 2
* I've tried KsCD, Amarok, and cdcd from the command line.
* I can play mp3s etc, and I do get audio when I play a DVD video in the same drive. As far as I can see it's only audio CDs which don't work.
Thanks for the reply.
Why, I suspect that your mounting points are not set correctly. For example on my system the optical drives are mounted to /media. The error message speaks about /dev/hda. Is this your optical drive? It looks rather as the HDD0. Please post your /etc/fstab as well as the output of fdisk -l.
fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xd884d884 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 1019 8185086 83 Linux /dev/sda2 1020 19457 148103235 5 Extended /dev/sda3 * 1 1 0 0 Empty Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sda4 * 1 1 0 0 Empty Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sda5 1020 1528 4088511 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 1529 19457 144014661 83 Linux
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
And the contents of my fstab file is as follows. It looks a little bit less neat than they often do, because it's auto-generated by Mandriva - but I didn't want to try tidying it up, in case I moved or deleted something important.
# Entry for /dev/sda1 : UUID=206cd130-7f18-11dd-9df1-a9943b06a57a / ext3 relatime 1 1 # Entry for /dev/sda6 : UUID=2312667a-7f18-11dd-81c8-5f747a387cd0 /home ext3 relatime 1 2 /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,ro,exec 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 # Entry for /dev/sda5 : UUID=141cf846-adf9-43b6-a045-817e2fc2a00f swap swap defaults 0 0
I have this in my fstab:
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,unhide,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
I don't know does it makes a difference.
Anyway, I have a CD-ROM and a DVD-ROM inside my PC. The question is:
If you insert an Audio-CD, does a dialog pop up asking what to do?
If yes, try to select "Play Audio-CD with Amarok", otherwise you could add this action in KDE Control Panel in Peripherals/Storage Media
Select "Audio-CD" and then set the mentioned action as default.
Not sure, but it's possible you have buggy firmware included with your CD player. Only a suggestion of course Giles.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
Originally Posted by minthaka
Originally Posted by Fingal
Sorry I'm such a coward
Thanks for all your help so far, guys
I have a few old CD drives on a shelf, and I tried putting 3 different ones into the rig today to see whether audio CDs would be recognised in a different drive.
In each case the CDs were correctly recognised! Hurray! That strongly suggests that the system can handle audio CDs, and it's something drive-specific that's the problem.
Except... in each case, although I could start playing a track, I could never get all the way through one before the computer (or at least whichever CD playing app I tried) froze. It's entirely possible that this is just because the CD drives I've been using are probably at least 10 years old, and have been sitting on a shelf getting dusty for a few years...
If I get the chance tomorrow, I'll try putting in a CD drive that I /know/ works, and see what happens then.