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hi Guys, this might not as much be a Linux Question as a hardware question. I recieved this computer from work and i was told that its ability to play ...
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    Music CD playing ability Disabled


    hi Guys, this might not as much be a Linux Question as a hardware question. I recieved this computer from work and i was told that its ability to play audio CD's was disabled (obviously they dont like us playing music at work....) but now htat i got it for personal use, i would like to reinable this, or get around the disabling. It was not anything done software wise cause i just wiped the window's partition and installed Fedora Core 3. Anybody know what they might have done and how to reverse/get around this? And to answer the first question, yes the cable going from the CDrom drive is plugged into the motherboard (onboard sound card)

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    Is the onboard sound device turned on in the BIOS?
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    how do i look that up? im in the bios right now and i dont see anything for that either way

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    There should be a section in the BIOS for "onboard devices" or "integrated devices". It's probably called "AC97 Audio" or something to that effect.
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    here its called integrated systems and no there is nothing there, only sound, which is on, and pc speakers which is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countergod
    here its called integrated systems and no there is nothing there, only sound, which is on, and pc speakers which is on.
    Ok. So have you actually tried using the sound? Does sound work in applications just not for playing audio CDs?
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    Yea i did, the sound works fine, atleast the speaker test. I dont have any MP3's or anything on the computer to play, nor do i have any games to play and test that have sound (i guess the onboard games have a small problem :P)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countergod
    Yea i did, the sound works fine, atleast the speaker test.
    Ok. Have you tried an audio CD?
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    yea and those are what are not working

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countergod
    yea and those are what are not working
    Have you checked the volume of your CDROM drive in a mixer program to see if it's muted or turned down all the way?
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