problems with cd/dvd-device

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Oct 25 07:13:22 PDT 2005

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 03:48:59PM +0200, Linnea Forslund wrote:
> > Check that CD devices are actually there, with "ls /dev/*cd*". On my
> > system this returns: "/dev/cd0 /dev/cd1" but that's because I use SCSI
> > emulation. A system with a GENERIC kernel would probably show /dev/acd0.
> A whole bunch shows up:
> > ls /dev/*cd*
> /dev/acd0       /dev/acd0t03    /dev/acd0t06    /dev/acd0t09    /dev/acd0t12
> /dev/acd0t01    /dev/acd0t04    /dev/acd0t07    /dev/acd0t10    /dev/acd0t13
> /dev/acd0t02    /dev/acd0t05    /dev/acd0t08    /dev/acd0t11

Try using /dev/acd0. If you run the following command as root, does it
work? (there should be a data CD in the drive btw, not a music CD)

mount -t cd9660 /dev/acd0 /cdrom

> > > And I tried inserting a cd with musicfiles and find it from xmms, but
> > > there was nothing in /cdrom.
> >
> > Playing music is very different from mounting, so that's perfectly normal.
> >
> So what should I do to play musicfiles from cd? .mp3, .sid and so on..

Music encoded as .mp3 sits on a data CD (usually CD-ROM mode 1), and
should be mounted first. See above.

Regular music CDs are written in different format (CD-DA). You do not
have to mount these.

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