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Re: A CD player for my...

Karl M. Hegbloom writes ("A CD player for my..."):
>  I'd like to play CD's again. 
> scsi0 : Pro Audio Spectrum-16 SCSI
> scsi : 1 host.
> Vendor: NEC       Model: CD-ROM DRIVE:210  Rev: 1.0 
> Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 01
> Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, id 1, lun 0
> scsi : detected 1 SCSI cdrom total.
>  Does anyone know why Workman doesn't?  I have almost no knowledge
> about electronics at all at this point; no clue why or what.

I think the problem is that your drive doesn't support SCSI-II, which
has the standard command set for playing audio.

My somewhat later NEC drive works fine for me with Workman:
  Vendor: NEC       Model: CD-ROM DRIVE:211  Rev: 1.0 
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02

>  Where can I get xmcd and cda staticly linked to Motif?  I had xmcd
> for my old a.out (COFF?) system.  I neglected to make a backup of it,
> and now I can't find a precompiled binary.  I've tried compiling it
> myself, and it does, but I cannot get it to play a CD.  None of the CD
> players I've tried will work.  They don't seem to recognize that there
> is a CD in my drive - they just sit there.  I am able to mount a data
> CD; it works fine.

I think you need either to find some software specifically written for
your drive (there may be kernel mods involved), or to get the spec
from NEC yourself and use the SCSI generic driver.


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