Even though Gnome has been configured to no automatic actions on insertion
of a CD and even if magicdev has been uninstalled, Gtcd seems unable to
play more than a fraction of a second of a CD. Tcd can play CDs easily if
magicdev is not running, even when Gtcd can't.
Gtcd can display the disk/track titles so it manages to read some info from
The general behavior is that when you hit play, the button switches to a
pause button - indicating play mode. Then it will revert back to being a
play button within a fraction of a second. Repeated clicking of this
button sometimes produces a tiny bit of audio from the start of the track.
The system is up2date - running on a Dell Precision 410.
Has this been resolved in later releases?
I'm still running 7.0 but have all the updates as of today 10 June 01. The
problem is still there.
Should have asked the obvious question before now - what model CD drive?
(What's in /proc/ide/hdX/model?)
The CD-ROM drive is SCSI based. Here's what's in /proc/scsi/scsi:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: QUANTUM Model: ATLAS 10K 9WLS Rev: UCH0
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 05 Lun: 00
Vendor: NEC Model: CD-ROM DRIVE:466 Rev: 1.06
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Currently deferring all noncritical GNOME 1.x bugs, new development is
taking place based on the GNOME 2 codebase.
If the CD problem happens with multiple CD apps and not just gtcd, it might make
sense to reopen this bug and assign it to the kernel component.