f8 sound is driving me crazy.

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 9 14:58:33 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 17:16 +1030, Tim wrote:
> Aaron Konstam:
> >> Now the trouble starts. All the usual CD players claim they cannot
> >> find a sound source on the CD. The only one that works so far is
> >> grip.
> Paulo Cavalcanti:
> > Grip needs a cable connecting the drive to the sound card. 
> No, it does not.  I've never used Grip in a manner where it rips sound
> through the sound card.  So, if it *can* do that, it's an optional way
> of running it.  All my ripping has been done by reading the *data* from
> disc, digitally.
> The only thing that I do, here, that makes use of the audio lead from
> the drive to the sound card, has been playing a CD using the gnome-cd
> player program.
> If you go through the configuration options for Grip, the "rip"
> configuration parts give you several options for how to do the ripping.
> Aaron, you should post back saying which options it uses that's working.
> It may help in resolving the issue.
> -- 

I don't know what options you are looking for. All I am doing is trying
to play the CD.
In the multimedia gui I use the following:
grip %d
gnome-cd  --unique --play --device %d

Only the first works but both address /dev/sr0 as the incarnation of %d

There is something really wrong with sound in f8 at least on my

What will you do if all your problems aren't solved by the time you die?
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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