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Re: problem playing audio CD's

>On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 06:49:43PM +0000, Philipp Bliedung wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm new to the multimedia things under Linux :)
>> I have the problem that I can't play audio CD's on my computer.
>> I've installed everyhting that's related to sound properly - so I'm able
>> to play mp3s, *.wav,etc. with freeamp for example, but when I put in a
>> CD (even CD's I bought, no CD-R or CD-RW) and I want to mount it I get:
>> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom or too
>> many mounted file systems
>> Even as root I can't do it!  This is how /etc/fstab looks like:
>> /dev/cdrom       /cdrom       iso9660
>> defaults,user,noauto,ro          0                0
>> When I start 'gcd 2.91' under Gnome I get this:
>> "Unable to open cd device. Please make sure that you are using teh
>> correct device and that you have permission to access the device......"
>> The cd-drive works perfectely fine with every CD (cd-rom). So it's not
>> the cd-drive that's not working!
>> What am I missing, or what am I doing wrong? Any ideas for a good
>> cd-player?
>Make sure that you are in the cdrom group.  I also had a problem where
>I was in the cdrom group but not in the disk group.  Since /dev/cdrom
>was a link to /dev/hdc which was in the disk group, I couldn't access
>the cdrom.  So if you are still having problems, add yourself to the
>disk group.

This is a VERY bad idea, IIRC. By doing this, any user in the "disk" group can
then do whatever to a file of that group. Something like "cat /dev/null >
/dev/hda1" comes to mind. Ouch!

You're much better off changng the group to "cdrom" for the actual CDROM device
in your system.


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