FC3/Gnome CD audio question

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 15:11:40 UTC 2005

   Top post or bottom post on this list?

   I've found that a udev update through up2date fixed many of the
problems. Now the CD plays, but still no audio. I've turned up every
option in alsamixer. I enabled the Gnome sound server on start up and
I'm getting system sounds, but no audio from the CD.

   Headway, certainly, but not good enough yet.

   Off to look for more possible culprits in up2date.

Thanksin advance,

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 06:30:35 -0800, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>    First post to this list. Thanks in advance.
>    I run a few Linux boxes at home so I have some experience but I'm
> not an admin type. Mostly Linux just works and in the past
> Redhat/Fedora has been easy. However this time (FC3) it isn't as easy.
> Help!
>    First, and help me make sure this is correct, since this is FC3 I
> think I'm running Gnome 2.8. Is this correct?
>    The machine is up and on the net. Alsa is working. I can use aplay
> and get audio playing wave files from disk. The problem is I cannot
> play CDs. When I insert a CD in the CD drive I automatically get a
> gnome-cd instance up on the screen but it says 'Drive error'. I get
> the same response whether I use the DVD or CD drives.
>    The machine has two drives, a DVD+-RW and a CD. FC3 set up fstab as such:
> /dev/hdd                /media/cdrom            auto
> pamconsole,fscontext=system_u:object_r:removable_t,exec,noauto,managed
> 0 0
> /dev/hdc                /media/cdrecorder       auto
> pamconsole,fscontext=system_u:object_r:removable_t,exec,noauto,managed
> 0 0
>    When I look in gnome-cd's preferences dialog I see it pointing at
> /dev/cdrom, not dev/hdd (or hdc) nor is it pointing at /media/cdrom.
> Is something supposed to set this automatically or am I supposed to do
> this based on my hardware configuration?
>    I found this post in the forums:
> http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/printthread.php?t=26621
> which seems to imply some sort of udev problem, and maybe a fix, but
> what the fix is isn't listed and I don't know anything abut udev. I
> tried the idea in the post
> . ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/cdrom
> 2. chmod +rw /dev/hdd
> which allows the CD to start playing, but so far no audio.
>    I've also tried changing the devce in gnome-cd to /dev/hdc,
> /dev/hdd, /media/cdrecorder and /media/cdrom. All create various error
> messages when a CD is inserted. (One about permissions. Is this a PAM
> issue?)
>    Thanks in advance for any pointers you can give me.
> Cheers,
> Mark

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