Kaffeine DVD/CD Issues

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 14 22:22:04 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 14 January 2009 04:19:13 Barry Premeaux wrote:
> I am running Mandriva 2008.1 on my desktop.  It is an AMD Athlon64 6000+
> on an ASUS M2A-VM motherboard.  I have a pair of LiteOn DVD drives in
> it.  Both drives read data DVD/CD's without a problem.  But, neither
> will play an audio CD.
> I also have an external USB DVD/CD drive from Samsung.  With it, I can
> play audio CD's with Kaffeine just fine.
> Looking at xine engine and the media configuration, it points to the
> first DVD drive as /dev/cdrom and dev/dvd.  Checking both of these under
> /dev shows them linked to hda as they should be.
> I am really lost on this one.  Do some DVD/CD drives read audio disks
> and some not?  Could it be a firmware issue in the LiteOn drives?
> One thought just occurred to me.  The drives are not identical.  The hda
> is a 20x20 DVD-RW DL Super Allwrite, while hdb is a more generic
> 52x32x52/16 DVD/CDRW.  I'm going to try configuring xine for the second
> drive.  In the mean time, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
LiteOn drives, as such, are not suspect.  I've used them for years.  Even my 
stand-alone DVD recorder is LiteOn - and it appears to be running xine.

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