Unable to access CDROM device to play music

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sat Sep 25 14:28:23 UTC 2010

Carmel <carmel_ny at hotmail.com> writes:

> I am using FreeBSD 8.1 / amd64 with Platform Version 4.5.1 (KDE 4.5.1)
> if that matters.Before updating my system to FreeBSD 8.1 / amd64, I had
> the 7.3 /32 bit version installed. I completely erased the HD prior to
> installed the newer version so as to eliminate any accumulated garbage
> that might be hanging around. Previously, I was able to play CD Audio
> files without any problem. The "cdcontrol" program worked fine and I
> was able to play music files while using KDE using its audio player.

If X isn't running, what does cdcontrol do?

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