Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187327
kscd in Fedora 5-8 suddenly stops playback twice/once per CD
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:56:50 EST
Description of problem:
In Fedora Core 5, when I play back a CD with kscd (no matter whether I started
kscd from the menu or through the HAL autoplay support), after about 3:30 of
playback, kscd suddenly stops playing. If I restart the playback (by selecting
a track from the list), after about 30 seconds, it stops again. Restarting
playback again the same way then works and plays the CD to the end. This
happens consistently with different audio CDs (which AFAIK are all not
copy-protected), so it's definitely not some copy protection on a particular
CD. This didn't happen with KDE 3.5.1 on FC4.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always (on my system at least)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run kscd.
2. Start playback.
3. Wait about 3:30. Depending of the CD, somewhere within the first 3 tracks,
the bug will trigger.
Playback suddenly stops for no reason.
Playback continues until the end of the CD, or until I explicitly stop it.
Given that this doesn't happen on FC4 with the same version of KDE, I suspect
this is actually a hal or udev (or kernel?) bug. (Or could it be due to the
HAL/DBUS support patches in FC5's KDE?) Sadly, there are no hints as to what
the problem could be in dmesg or /var/log/messages. What component should this
be assigned to?
Still happens with kdemultimedia 3.5.2 and the 2096 kernel.
Still happens with:
(and on different hardware), however, the unexpected interruption now appears
to be a single one (though this may depend on the hardware or the individual
Getting the 2 interruptions again now.
In case the CD hardware matters: this computer has a TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612,
the old one had a TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1402. So both are Toshiba drives.
I'm having the same issue as described here on fc6:
chitlesh$rpm -qa | grep kde
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Still happens in Fedora 8 (kdemultimedia-3.5.9-1.fc8). Not tested in F9/KDE4.
CCing comaintainers (except myself as I'm already the reporter).
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Hmmm, I really need to retest this on F9.
I can't reproduce this on F9. All evidence points to the D-Bus patches in the mediamanager component of the KDE 3 kdebase (kdebase-3.5.5-dbus.patch). Still, I doubt we're still going to fix this in F8, are we? Dropping the patch and building against the old dbus-qt (now that we can do this because Core and Extras merged, it wasn't possible back in FC5/FC6) might fix this, but do we still have an F8 machine to test this (and the possible side effects) on? The offending kdebase3 component is gone in F9 anyway.
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