Can't access a music CD (or any other media now)

Jerry jerry at
Sun Oct 23 22:21:19 UTC 2011

On Sun, 23 Oct 2011 15:38:29 -0500
Conrad J. Sabatier articulated:

> On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 05:19:02 +0200
> Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> > 
> > What if you use Gnome's CD playing application, or something
> > like XMMS with the CD audio plugin? I think your permissions
> > are okay so you could make the drive play from your (non-root)
> > user account.
> No, it seems that there's a severe level of "brokenness" that has been
> introduced into the source tree with regards to CD devices.  I've been
> exploring this issue on my own system the last couple of days, and am
> no closer to arriving at a solution than when I first started.
> None of the CD-related apps I have installed are working.  cdcontrol
> will read an audio CD OK, it seems, but playback is useless, since,
> like most newer machines, I have no direct connection between the CD
> drive and the audio device.
> Apps such as kscd, xmcd, etc. report no disc or no device found.  grip
> (using cdparanoia) will detect an audio disc and even fetch the
> correct cddb info, but ripping fails completely.  xmms reports "no
> appropriate ioctl for device".
> This is progress?

I tried raising this issue over a year ago; however, it never got any

Jerry ✌
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