Since the original discussion had strayed from the technical problem of a CDROMs that myself and others cannot use them to play audio to a discussion about the licensing of one software or another, I am forced to fork the thread as I really would like to get my CDROM fully operational.
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Yoav Luft <email@example.com> wrote:
OK, it works!
this what I did:
yoav@yoavhost ~/music $ cdda2wav -e -N -Bcdda2wav: No such file or directory. Cannot open '-1'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdda2wav: For possible targets try 'wodim -scanbus'. Make sure you are root.Use the script scan_scsi.linux to find out more.
Probably you did not define your SCSI device.Set the CDDA_DEVICE environment variable or use the -D option.
You can also define the default device in the Makefile.For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.
Then I tried:
yoav@yoavhost ~/music $ cdda2wav -e -N -B -D /dev/cdrom
with much success. So I guess various programs probably try to play the wrong device. How do I point them to the correct one?
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling@fokus.fraunhofer.de> wrote:
John covici <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> *> This looks like the two-wire cable between the CD ROM and your
> *> soundcard is missing or loose. I'd check this first. If this is a
> *> laptop, it might well be that the connection between the two
> *> subsystems was left out intentionally by the manufacturer to save a
> *> couple of cents. Some do that. :-(
> I am having the same problem -- but additionally my CDROM *has no
> place to even put such a cable -- at least according to the person who
> actually put the machine together.
> I have not opened up the box to check, but if so, what can I do to
> play cds?
It is most inlikely that thius is related to this cable....
I recommend you to get a recent cdrtools (e.g. from
and install cdda2wav suid root.
cdda2wav -e -N -B
If everything is OK, then you will be able to listen to the music.
Otherwise you see human readble error messages that point you to the problem.
*EMail:email@example.com (home) Jörg Schilling D-13353 Berlin