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Thread: Cannot find /dev/sr1 and Banshee won't play /dev/sr0

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    Default Cannot find /dev/sr1 and Banshee won't play /dev/sr0

    I am new to openSUSE and linux. I can't play an audio cd from either /dev/sr1 or /dev/sr0, a cdrom drive and a dvd drive. Upon loading an audio cd in /dev/sr1, I get the error message "Cannot find /dev/sr1". Also, when I load an audio cd in /dev/sr0, Banshee opens but won't play- clicking the "play" arrow only makes a "clink" sound as if it has been grayed-out.

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    Default Re: Cannot find /dev/sr1 and Banshee won't play /dev/sr0

    If you have a disc in the drive, it should appear in the /media directory.
    First try and see if you can see a data cd/dvd in the drive - you should get the nautilus file manager popping up.
    If this works, try an audio disc.
    If you can read the contents, but not play them, you need to install multimedia support.
    Look at this thread for help: Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums.
    In addition with gnome, install the gstreamer plugins from packman.

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    Default Re: Cannot find /dev/sr1 and Banshee won't play /dev/sr0

    I never see the contents of an audio disc. When I load an audio cd, I get an error message saying "unable to mount audio cd" plus "cannot find drive /dev/sr0/" or "cannot find drive/sr1."

    Should I still install the Packman packages for 11.1? I was going to do the one-click for Packman-Gnome found at the end of the guide to which you referred me.

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    Default Re: Cannot find /dev/sr1 and Banshee won't play /dev/sr0

    Have you kept the system updated through auto updates?
    Also, try adding the user to the audio and cd groups.

    If this doesn't work:
    (Some of the updates did have a problem with udf filesystems)
    Try inserting an audio cd into the drive and when it comes up with the error message, see if doing dmesg | tail gives any info.

    Go to yast>hardware>hardware info and find out what name the drive uses (sr0 or sr1).
    Make a directory called cd, say in /media and then try and see if you can mount the disk as root:
    mount -t iso9660 /dev/srx /media/cd
    where x is the number from hardware info.
    Then report back please.

    Adding the packages for multimedia isn't a bad idea if you are planning on wanting full multimedia support, but won't affect the problem you have of listing the cd contents. Also, you may need to manually install the gst-fluendo packages from packman to get totem/banshee and gstreamer working properly.

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