Re: yellowdog-general Digest 25 Jan 2001 03:35:47 -0000 Issue 332

Subject: Re: yellowdog-general Digest 25 Jan 2001 03:35:47 -0000 Issue 332
From: Joss Winn (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 21:59:08 MST


Thanks for the reponse. I'll have to try using another ROM for MOl
later but I can tell you that cdparanoia, run as root with the -s -v
options, finds the drive, tells me what is is but then says, are you
sure this is an audio CD?

It was a bought Tom Waits CD.

Using XMMS and selecting find file and going to /dev/cdom shows nothing
in the menu.

Clearly Audio Cds are not being recognised. Is this a kernel issue?

Any ideas?

Thanks very much


> Subject: Re: MOL and Audio CDs
> Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 11:28:29 -0500 (EST)
> From: Hollis R Blanchard <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Joss Winn wrote:
> >
> > I have an iMac DV 500mhz with OS9.04 Japanese and SUSE 7.0PPC. All
> is
> > well but for a couple fo things.
> >
> > FIRST, I have folowed the very recent instructions on the SUSE
> support site
> > to get MOL working but alas, all I get is a bank grey X screen. I
> > have been given a molrc that works for someone else (different
> > machine and apple OS) and that produces the same results. MOL seems
> > to get so near yet so far from working. I don't get a chime, just a
> > grey X window. Would having the japanese OS be the problem.
> It could be. I assume you're using the Japanese Mac OS ROM file as
> rom/rom.nw?
> If possible, try installing a "normal" system (and has
> a copy
> of a "normal" Mac OS ROM file), maybe on another partition, and try
> booting
> that.
> > SECOND, I know there are issues with playing audio CDs on the newest
> > iMacs so I have followed the instructions at that are
> > supposed to get Audio Cds working with xmms but these don't work.
> I got xmms-cdread working here... how does it "not work"? Are you
> adding
> /dev/cdrom to your playlist?
> > Also, I have heard I can at least rip the tracks and play them off
> my
> > hard disk but cdparanoia doesn't recognise any CD in the drive.
> Data
> > discs/mp3 discs are fine.
> cdparanoia needs permissions to devices other than the normal cdrom.
> You could
> either figure out what it needs (it has a -search and -verbose flags
> as I
> recall) and grant it access, or just run it as root.
> -Hollis
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