Bug 839574 - Problems with audio CDs
Problems with audio CDs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kscd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-12 06:54 EDT by Łukasz
Modified: 2013-02-13 18:35 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Łukasz 2012-07-12 06:54:12 EDT
Description of problem:

There's a problem with playing audio CD's. This problem may be too difficult to be solved by novice users. If you use KDE (I don't know how it is in GNOME) and enter an audio CD to drive, it won't play until you create symlink to /dev/sr0, typing as follows:
$ su
# ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom
But this operation must be done afresh every time you log into your account in the system. Fedora doesn't create this symlink by default.
Laptop is dual-booted and there are no problems with audio CDs in Windows Vista.
Conclusion: In /dev/ should be symlink /dev/cdrom -> /dev/sr0. Instead there is a symlink to sr0, but its name is cdrom1 and it isn't used by software to play discs (for example by KsCD or Amarok).

Additional problem:
When you create /dev/cdrom and finally play audio CD, you will find there are problems with manual skipping between tracks and with automatic skip to next track when actual track ends. I don't know what causes these problems.
There are also problems with ripping CDs (I used KAudioCreator). You can do it until drive "goes crazy" and operation is interrupted.

I used only KsCD and Amarok to testing. If other software (from GNOME) works good, the problem still exist, because someone may want to use programs only from KDE.

My laptop:
HP dv7-1140ew
My drive (bult in laptop):

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Fedora 16 with KDE instead of GNOME.
2.Insert audio CD to the drive.
3.Maybe this problem is actual also in Fedora 17?
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Expected results:
I expect ability to simply insert audio CD to drive and play or rip it correctly.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Greta Watson 2012-08-23 13:43:24 EDT
KsCD, and probably other applications, do not work properly when /dev/cdrom1 is the symlink for /dev/sr0.

Workaround:  change the values in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules and reboot.  The udev manpage gives helpful info.

My rules file now has the symlinks cdrom, cdrw, dvd, and dvdrw rather than cdrom1, cdrw1, dvd1, and dvdrw1.  I can play audio CDs using KsCD.  There is a hiccup shortly after starting the CD, but then it plays pretty well.

Perhaps KsCD should not try to start playing until the CD is spinning...
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