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Thread: Slack question No.2

  1. #1
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    Slack question No.2

    Ok my soundbaster live card is working fine so I try to play some tunes but no sound. kscd shows my cd is playing but no sound. Volume is turned up in sound mixer and retest sound and it's ok.To get my dvd to work I put this entry in etc/fstab " /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0" I copied this line from my SuSE 7.3 etc/fstab as everything works fine. Is this entry causing a problem?How do I play music cds in Slack?

  2. #2

    Re: Slack question No.2

    is the cable connected inside the box?

  3. #3
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    Re: Slack question No.2

    Yes, my *dvd is cabled correctly, pbharris.However,you did make me check cuz I installed a Sound Blaster 5.1 card a couple weeks ago and would feel like a nimrod if I forgot to cable my dvd to it.Thanks tho. Back to square one. Any more ideas folks?

  4. #4

    Re: Slack question No.2

    well i would give another CD player a shot - i use gtcd. i dunno know why but some CD players have not worked for me and others have, on the identical system.

  5. #5

    Re: Slack question No.2

    check /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and makes sure that soundcore.o is loaded
    before any of the sound modules. I had to add mine manually in Slack8.

  6. #6

    Re: Slack question No.2

    Look to see what /dev/cdrom is linked to. You may have to symlink it to your dvd player. HTH

  7. #7
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    Re: Slack question No.2

    Ok, I have insmod soundcore listed first in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules ;

    insmod soundcore
    insmod emu10k1
    insmod apm

    Sound works fine.Puter shuts down.

    Now I have directories;


    None of which are symbolically linked.

    Here's an error message;

    Could not mount device.
    The reported error was:

    [mntent]: warning: no final newline at the end of /etc/fstab
    mount: mount point /media/cdrom. does not exist

    Get this error while attempting to access my dvd, floppy , cdrecorder

    My entries in /etc/fstab;

    /dev/cdrecorder. * */media/cdrecorder. * *auto * * *ro,noauto,user,exec * *0 * * * 0

    /dev/dvd. * /media/dvd. * *auto * * ro,noauto,user,exec * *0 * * *0

    /dev/cdrom. * /media/cdrom. * *auto * *ro,noauto,user,exec * *0 * * 0

    /dev/fd0. * * * /media/floppy. * * auto * * *noauto,user,sync * * 0 * * *0

    As I posted before, these are lines copied from SuSE. What should I do next?

    PS. Sorry to reply so slowly. Thanks guys for your help.

  8. #8
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    Re: Slack question No.2

    In fstab change the mountpoints from /media/xxx to just /xxx, where xxx is cdrom/dvd/floppy. I donīt think this will solve your sound problem though.

    Check if /dev/hdx (replace x with the correct letter for your dvd, Iīm guessing hdc) is symlinked to /dev/cdrom. It should be I think. I donīt have a dvd so I donīt know if they work exactly like cdroms or not. Iīm sure someone here knows.

    I would get rid of the "cdrecorder" line. Itīs a Suse thing.

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