Re: No CD audio

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On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 10:32:01PM -0800, Mark Ness wrote:
> I hope you don't mind a Mandrake 9.0 user asking a Redhat list, but I
> can't seem to figure out why my CD audio doesn't work.
> I can play a variety of audio files, but the cd audio is dead. It reads
> the cd's, I can cdda2wav and play the generated wave file, but no sound
> from the cd players.
> It is a dual boot system with Windoze XPp, and both drives work and
> deliver sound on Windoze, but with MD, only the DVD is accessed
> by the players.
> I would be glad to send any info you might need, but I am slow learning
> this stuff so far, so you should let me know which log(s) you might need.
> I can tell you it's a VIA P4PB400 FL Motherboard (2.4GHz) don't know
> the DVD or CD vendor, but the DVDrom is IDE and the CD is SCSI.
> You should also know that I recently downloaded and installed a driver
> for the "linmodem", and the system crashed. I had to restart it in
> nonfb mode (don't know what that means), uninstalled the driver and the
> system recovered, but with NO sound. I had to do a lot of digging, and
> found a couple of "sound" processes running. I killed those and rebooted
> and all sound came back except the cd (I don't remember which processes
> they were, but I think one was alsa(?) scheduled to load at boot up.
> Again, I hope you don't mind the Mandrake post. I DO have RH9 on this
> machine. :)
> 	Thanks
> 	MN
> P.S. If you need debug ON for any logs, I need to know how to turn it
> on for that log.
> Also, I never tried any audio CD's from the Mandrake side so I don't
> know if it ever worked, but the drives should be hardwired and should
> just plain work. correct?

Though some apps can rip the audio from the data cable, others still
require an analog audio cable from the CD drive to the sound card.

Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
God answers prayers, not advice.

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