It used to work/Now it doesn't

Dirk Freitag unreal.linux at
Fri Apr 3 15:47:27 UTC 2009

Rob wrote:
> Greetings all,
> For some reason my CD player will no longer work in Ubuntu 8.10.  I
> inserted a known workable DVD (it is a combo drive) just now -- known,
> because I have watched it on this same drive -- and it works fine.
> However, an audio CD, on which I have previously successfully listened
> to 3 tracks will not produce any sound.  
> Does anyone have any ideas as to what this could be?  (Audio works fine
> for other applications -- listening to radio, for instance.) BTW, I am
> running GNOME.  I alternate between GNOME and KDE desktops (and although
> KDE always tells me the sound is "broken" when I boot into it, it works
> fine -- except for the CD player, of course.)
> Thanks in advance for any assistance.
> Best Regards,
> Rob Fleetwood
> Rockville, MD

Are you able to browse the contents of the CD?  Also, verify the mount 
point of the volume by going to Places > Computer > Right click on CDRom 
 > Properties > Volume tab and check the mount point.  Let us know what 
you find.

Dirk Freitag
Linux Registered User Number 487244          []

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