Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163441
kscd CDDB lookup prompts 20+ times to accept/cancel before it will play
Last modified: 2008-02-18 17:53:40 EST
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Description of problem:
I am using KsCD under gnome because the gnome cdplayer doesn't work (previsouly reported bug #161167 suggests using KsCD as a temporary solution).
KsCD plays CDs fine, but seems to prompt many, many, many times for accepting or
canceling the CDDB lookup, regardless of whether CDDB finds the CD or not, before it will play anything.
For example, after inserting a legit copy of the Alison Kraus and Union Station "Lonely Runs Both Ways" cd, KsCD puts up a prompt window listing the album title several times (3?) and, when I click accept for any of the listings, it immediately puts up the same prompt window again, many times. If I click cancel, it does the same thing. After inserting a privately-label CD, the CDDB lookup fails to find anything, but puts up the prompt window anyway, with several choices of "Unknown Artist" and, otherwise, behaves the same as described above for the case where CDDB finds a listing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See "For example", in description section.
Actual Results: ditto
Expected Results: I expected it to accept my choice the 1st time, regardless of whether I clicked on accept or cancel.
There's an KDE-3.4.1 update available for FC4. Could you please update to this
version and try to see if it's fixed in this release. Thanks
Yes, the update does fix this. Neglected to install RHN Update icon , hence was
upaware of any available updates. Sorry...
I have updated everything (about 550MB of rpms) and installed the icon so this
should not happen again.
Now, if the gnome cdplayer could get fixed, that would be even better ;-)
OOPS! Ejected the CD and reinserted - problem i sback, but now only seems to
iterate 5 or 6 times before it stops putting up tht e CDDB accept/cancel dialog box.
Could you please try with a new user. Does the problem still exist? Thanks
Based on some additional tests, the problem seems to be confined to CDs for
which a CDDB lookup finds multiple hits. In my initial testing, I used one CD
that yielded three hits:
- Alison Krauss and Union Station, Lonely Run Both Ways, Bluegrass
- Alison Krauss and Union Station, Lonely Run Both Ways, Country
- Krauss, Alison and Union Station, Lonely Run Both Ways, Bluegrass
which initiated the Select dialog(s), thus prompting my bug report.
Further testing suggests that, regardless of user, a running instance of KsCD
seems to increment the number of Select dialog prompts required for a particular
CD with multiple CDDB hits every time it is reinserted into the CD drive.
Termination of kscd seems to reset that "counter".
Other CDs, which yield zero or one CDDB lookup hit, do not put up a Select
dialog (as one would expect) and otherwise work as expected.
I have not seen Select dialog prompt for an "Unknown Artist" CD since my
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.
Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.