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  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Quebec, Canada

    How come They're all /dev/cdrom/ ?

    I was going through the settings in my media players and for my cdrom drive they all point to /dev/cdrom but when I access data files from cds I always use /mnt/cdrom. I have yet to hear music from a music cd using mandrake and it's starting to make me mad. I have the following media players and they all don't work when trying to play music cds:


    Somebody please help I feel like such an idiot!


  2. #2
    Linux Guru
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    Mar 2003
    Try changing the settings to point to /mnt/cdrom.

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  3. #3
    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Audio CDs aren't read the same as data CDs. You don't mount audio CDs and you access them via their device name.

    That being said, check your CD volume in a mixer. Make sure it is up and not muted. Also make sure that you didn't mount the CD. Lastly check to make sure /dev/cdrom is pointing to the correct device.
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  5. #4
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    Jun 2004
    Windsor, CO
    /dev/cdrom is being mounted AT /mnt/cdrom.
    /dev/cdrom is the device, /mnt/cdrom is where it's mounted.
    That said, sarumont is correct, you do have to access audio cds as a device.
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