[Bug 73412] Gnome-CD segfaults, insists on trying to access nonexistent /dev/hdd

C.Lambard fearless at io.com
Mon Nov 27 02:54:12 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

When I go to play an audio CD, gnome-cd brings up a dialog:

The CD player is unable to run correctly.

Press 'Details' for more details on reasons for the failure.

Press 'Set device' to go to a dialog where you can set the device, or
press 'Quit' to quit the CD player.

Pressing 'Set device' takes me to a dialog with only one choice, my
combination CD/DVD drive (on /dev/hdc). Selecting that device has no
effect. Attempting to set a theme segfaults the player. (The theme
selected exists on the machine.) Attempting to set the device manually
by editing $HOME/.gconf/apps/gnome-cd/%gconf.xml has no effect; gnome-cd
still insists on looking for the CD player at /dev/hdd. I was unable to
find where gnome-cd was getting this default from through strace.

It seems like it would make more sense to have whatever default gnome-cd
is trying to read point to a symbolic link (e.g. /dev/cdrom) instead of
a hard-coded path (e.g. /dev/hdd).

** Affects: gnome-media (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

Gnome-CD segfaults, insists on trying to access nonexistent /dev/hdd

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