Audio CDs not automatically recognized

Using 11.2 with KDE on a Thinkpad T41 – when I put an audio CD in, it is usually (80% of the time) not recognized. Starting Kaffeine or KsCD in instances when the audio CD is not recognized, does no good (they don’t see the CD). Sometimes with a reboot, it will work, but not always. The same optical drive will recognize data CDs and video DVDs.

Would appreciate advice on resolving.