Kaffeine DVD/CD Issues

Bob Stia rnr at sanctum.com
Thu Jan 15 10:21:32 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 14 January 2009 07:18:48 pm John wrote:
> 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.
> >
> > Barry

Hi Barry and John,

It's been a long long time since I've had to configure audio from CDs but, has 
the technology become so advanced that you no longer need the audio cable 
from the DVD/CD device to the motherboard?

Maybe as simple as that.

Bob S
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