Can't access a music CD

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Oct 12 23:21:58 UTC 2011

On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:38:53 -0500, Michael D. Norwick wrote:
> GoodDay;
> Tried again with the following results;
> A dialog box dislplaying the following,
> Unable to mount Audio Disc
> DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message did not receive a 
> reply (timeout by message bus)

You cannot mount an audio CD, it doesn't contain a file

Idea: Maybe some kind of interference of your desktop
environment that intends to mount a CD that cannot be
mounted, and the command line tool trying to access
a resource that is blocked due to the first thing?

You should "step down" to the lowest level possible
for diagnostics, i. e. running the system's command
line tools to make the CD play. If _this_ works, then
"go up" and test within your GUI desktop environment.
The less abstraction layers are in between, the better.

> and
> $ cat /dev/sndstat
> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 64bit 2009061500/amd64)
> Installed devices:
> pcm0: <HDA Sigmatel STAC9205X PCM #0 Analog> (play/rec) default
> $ mixer
> Mixer vol      is currently set to 100:100
> Mixer pcm      is currently set to  75:75
> Mixer speaker  is currently set to  75:75
> Mixer rec      is currently set to  75:75
> Recording source: monitor
> no sound and no drive activity.

Hmmm... I'm missing the CD in that listing.

Which mixer is your default mixer? Try -f /dev/mixer0 to
make sure the correct one is selected. On HDA codecs, there
may be several mixers.

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