xmms won't play CD's

Jochen Schroeder jschrod at uni-muenster.de
Mon Mar 10 07:21:14 PST 2003

Am Mon, 2003-03-10 um 14.44 schrieb Alexander E. Patrakov:
> On Monday 10 March 2003 10:26, Wayne E. Harlan wrote:
> > On 10 Mar, Alexander E. Patrakov spoke thusly:
> > > You will get it if libcdread.so is not found. Also, change the
> > > permissions - it's cdrom, anyway. On my machine cdroms and floppy are
> > > accessible to the group "floppy".
> >
> > Yes, libcdread is not found.  If it were, it would be listed in the
> > Input dialog.  Also, I checked the lfs 4.0 book and there is nothing
> > about modifying the owners of any of the groups that MAKEDEV creates. Is
> > this something I missed ?  Besides, on my host system, /dev/hdc is only
> > accessible, rw, to root and xmms does play CD's there.
> You missed nothing. This is my machine, and I want to create ISO images from 
> cdroms as a user.
> > My own opinion is that the cause of both libcdaudio and libcdread not
> > working are the same but I do not have the knowledge to understand what
> > that is.
> >
> No. libcdaudio is shown, libcdread is not.
> Some wild guesses follow with a command to disprove them (with answers from my 
> system, which has xmms configured with --prefix=/usr)
> 1) Two xmms binaries:
> type -p xmms
> --> /usr/bin/xmms
> 1a) Two libxmms.so files
> (disprove it yourself)
> 2) Bad xmms-config
> strings `type -p xmms` | grep lib/
> -->
> /lib/ld-linux.so.2
> /usr/lib/xmms
> 3) CD audio muted in mixer for libcdaudio.so
> (this does not explain why xmms does not see libcdread.so)
> Since we are cluttering mailboxes of other people, I suggest mailing me the 
> results privately.
I disagree this should go to the list so it is in the archives. Somebody
might have the same problem in the future, and looks for it with the
search engine. Besides, I even read threads with problems that don't
effect me, you can always learn something :-).


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