Re: Can't play audio CD's on G4 (woody)
On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 12:17 pm, Michel Dänzer wrote:
On Die, 2003-04-29 at 01:49, Clive Menzies wrote:
I've recompiled the kernel, 2.4.18 powerpc, making sure that the
soundcore module is included.
soundcore will be dragged in by the actual sound driver. Is
I went through menuconfig last night and I'm sure that DMA sound is
enabled but I can check again later.
Whenever, I load KDE 3.3.1 I get an error "device /dev/dsp doesn't
exist" (but it does).
The device _node_ (i.e. the /dev/dsp file) certainly exists, but the
error probably means that the sound driver (i.e. the dmasound_pmac
module) isn't loaded.
I will have to check again, I guess
When I try to play a CD using Xmms it can't seem to read
the Audio CD and suggests I make sure I have the requisite permissions
(which I have).
Have you logged out and back in since you set the group ownership? Is
/dev/hdc the correct device, or have you set it up for SCSI emulation?
Yes, I've actually rebooted a few times, as well (dual booting MacOSX).
I had read somewhere (TiBook doc but mine is a PowerMac) that generic
scsi needs to be enabled in the kernel; so I checked that within
menuconfig to be on the safe side. Am I right in assuming that because
I have nothing SCSI (as far as I am aware), I should now remove it?
Incidentally, I can read data CD's fine (or I could before). I also
tried playing something from across the network which also didn't work
so the problem is sound rather than CD. I guess that means that DMA
sound is probably the culprit?
Thanks Michel, I shall try reconfiguring the kernel later but I'd
appreciate a steer on the SCSI modules question.