playing audio CDs on FC4

Gerhard Magnus magnus at
Wed Nov 30 02:39:09 UTC 2005

> 	I'm running FC4 with a KDE desktop on a new Pentium 4 dual
> booting with Windows XP.  Under Windows I can play and rip CDs on the
> DVD drive using Windows Media Player without anything unusual happening.
> (I mention this only to eliminate the obvious hardware issues.)
> 	With FC4 the system recognizes my soundcard:
> 	Vendor: Intel
> 	Model: Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/RW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High
> Definition Audio Controller
> 	Module: snd-hda-intel
> and plays the usual test tune.
> 	The mixer KMix shows all the outputs turned on with 75% volume
> (except for PCM which doesn't seem to have a mute function.)
> 	The CD players xmms and KsCD both appear to be playing from the
> drive but I can't get any sound.

On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 08:55 +1000, Craig Preston wrote:
> Have you plugged the cd drive into the input on the sound card. Windows
> can play music without this cable, but I'm not sure if Linux can. 

OK, I popped the case.  There's no soundcard in the PCA slots so it must
be on the motherboard somewhere....  I don't have a clue where to
connect that CD cable.  My dealer said this machine used a newer
architecture but it can't be that new!  Are there any linux settings or
linux cd-playing software that get around this problem?  

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