Bug 9499 - CDROM mount extremely slow... no Audio CD capabilities...
CDROM mount extremely slow... no Audio CD capabilities...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-media (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-02-16 17:16 EST by Kyle L.
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-29 11:27:06 EST
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Description Kyle L. 2000-02-16 17:16:41 EST
I am running a fresh installation of RedHat 6.1. Everything I have is
working perfectly, except for the CDROM unit. Whenever I want to mount a
data CD, I find that it takes a few minutes for it to mount. Then when I
want to access the information on the CD, say for example that I want to
read the contents of a particular README file on the CD, it takes a whole
30 seconds or more for the information within that file to be displayed.
This is terribly annoying. The second problem is that I can't listen to
Audio CDs. Whenever I pop in an audio CD, the CDROM unit will stop
responding for another few minutes and then a small window pops up
indicating the name of the particular audio CD. Nothing else. During this
time, a warning pop up window appears indicating the following:
gtcd ---sm -client-id 1184a2ee66000095073964200000010020019

I know it isn't a problem with my CDROM unit since it works perfectly under

I'm using GNOME and have installed all of the software errata available at
RedHat's ftp servers. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-17 10:50:59 EST
try turning off magicdev (rpm -e magicdev) and restart GNOME, see if your
problems are solved.  Some flakey hardware has troubles with this autorun
Comment 2 Kyle L. 2000-02-17 15:29:59 EST
I tried removing the magicdev as you said, but I get a message saying the

error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
         magicdev is needed by gnome-core-1.0.54-2

Is there any way of uninstalling magicdev without affecting the gnome-core?

Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-02-23 10:13:59 EST
Go to control center, open Peripherals -> CD Properties, and then turn off
Comment 4 Kyle L. 2000-02-24 13:07:59 EST
Did that a long time ago, and left all of the options off. Still no go. Any
other suggestions? Do you have any particular questions I could answer to help
you diagnose the problem?

Comment 5 Preston Brown 2000-02-29 11:27:59 EST
if you aren't running magicdev, then gtcd should not be trying to play audio cds
automatically when you insert them.  Make sure magicdev is truly off, and that
gtcd is not running.  You may have an extra copy of gtcd in memory that is
fighting for control of the drive.

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