Re: problem playing audio CD's
>On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 06:49:43PM +0000, Philipp Bliedung wrote:
>> 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
>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
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.