XFCE does not mount an audio CD

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 11 14:07:56 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 14:19 -0700, Joe Zeff wrote:
> On 10/10/2011 01:40 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > Audio cd's don't usually mount at all. You should be able to put them
> > in and run your media playing application and it should see the cd and
> > let you play it. There will not be anything on the desktop however.
> Yes.  We went through this same discussion several months ago when I had 
> a similar difficulty.  (BTW, it went away again as suddenly and 
> inexplicably as it came.)  Now, I get an icon on the desktop labeled 
> "Audio Disc" with, among other things, an option to mount the volume. 
> It doesn't auto-play because I have that disabled, and I can't use 
> software to eject it unless I mount it, but aside from that, it works 
> fine.  Sound Juicer can't read the tracks unless I mount it, and doesn't 
> find the track info, but I think that's a problem with the specific CD.
> Yes, in the strictest sense audio CDs don't really mount, but the system 
> (or maybe the DE) does something with them that allows you to use them 
> as though they were, and it generally calls it mounting.  For most of 
> us, it walks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck so we 
> see no reason not to call it a duck.  There was a time when I'd have 
> agreed that we shouldn't call it "mounting," but I've learned[1] over 
> the years that most people don't want to know about the messy details 
> that some of us[2] love so much, they just want it to work.
> [1]I hate to keep throwing out all that tech support experience I 
> have[3], but this time it's relevant.
> [2]Including me, I'll admit.
> [3]For those coming in late, 7.5 years at an ISP, plus several months at 
> another company where I demonstrated why I don't normally do hardware 
> support.

Again, it does not mount which it should not. I don't see the cd icon
and it does not play.
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Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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