Can't access a music CD

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Oct 13 00:15:01 UTC 2011

On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:49:58 -0500, Michael D. Norwick wrote:
> Thank You for the replies.  Got the part about not mounting an audio 
> CD.  I wasn't trying to.  Inserting the disc in the drive brought up the 
> error message.  Mounting a data CD or DVD acts normally and the 
> filesystem on it can be accessed.

Do you have the option of testing mixer settings and CD
playing commands _outside_ of the GUI, i. e. in normal
text mode - just to make sure no DBUS, HAL or whatever
part of the desktop environment might interfere?

Things to check:

- Which mixers do exist? Which settings are active?

- Which CD device can be accessed by cdcontrol? Does
  it start playing properly?

On today's disc drives, you typically don't have a
3.5mm headphone connector for direct listening. Also
some sound cards (unlike most onboard sound chips)
have the ability to connect the "CD audio" wire inside
the machine. This feature is obsolete, but still works.
It's typically not part of laptop designs.

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