Suddenly I can't play audio CDs in F11.

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Jul 26 14:28:36 UTC 2009

Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-07-25 at 17:47 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> Aaron Konstam wrote:
>>> I can mount data CDs and play DVDs when inserted but when I insert an
>>> audio CD no icon appears on the Desktop and no audio playing occurs.
>>> I checked the previous messages on this problem and the last one said:
>>> Dumb question, you did check the state of the option to play audio CDs
>>> when inserted, right? Under preferences? 
>>> Well I can find no such option under System->Preferences.
>>> Where is it or is there some other resolution of the problem. This used
>>> to work.
>> It looks like they moved it to the Media tab of
>> System --> Preferences --> File Management.
> So they have but that does not help. By tomorrow I will collect
> more information and someone may have a solution.

I didn't read deep enough into your message. If you are not getting
an icon, then I suspect a HAL problem. Did you install any new
software that would grab audio CDs?

The first thing I would do is look at the messages in
/var/log/messages after you insert an audio CD for any clues.


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