Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2007 22:01 UTC, submitted by Oliver
BSD and Darwin derivatives "DesktopBSD 1.6 RC 3 is now available for download from our mirrors or via BitTorrent. This release candidate is considered a large step towards a final release 1.6 with major changes such as: X.Org release 7.2, improving support for modern graphics hardware; NVIDIA graphics driver, providing hardware 3D acceleration for NVIDIA video cards; latest FreeBSD 6-STABLE as base system with High Definition Audio support; support for multiple processors and multi-core CPUs; more up-to-date software packages from the DesktopBSD build servers; many small bug fixes and optimizations. Upgrades from 1.0 and previous release candidates are supported. An additional language CD and 64-bit (AMD64) DVD will be released soon."
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RE[3]: BSD rocks!
by Doc Pain on Thu 26th Jul 2007 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BSD rocks!"
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"Another problem is the playing of audio CDs.."

For initial checks, you can first ensure

% mixer cd vol 100

and then use

% cdcontrol play


% cdcontrol -f /dev/acd0 play 1

if neccessary. Refer to "man cdcontrol" and "man mixer". The program cdcontrol belongs to the base OS and is, along with mixer, a good starting point for diagnostics.

You can use xmms's audio CD player functionality or stick to "old fashioned" tools like xcd.

"Only Amarock could do it and only after I changed the default output engine to oss. Maybe some recompiling of KDE binaries with freebsd ad not linux alsa is needed?"

Uh, this sounds very complicated and should not be neccessary. Honestly, who wants to recompile KDE? If neccessary, use pkg_add -r with the proper package names. The situation you're describing seems to illustrate a problem with KDE and sound. Check basics first.

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RE[4]: BSD rocks!
by Joe User on Fri 27th Jul 2007 09:45 in reply to "RE[3]: BSD rocks!"
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It's an audio cable not present, most of the time. If you don't have an audio cable between your CD drive and the main board, Linux/BSD won't play your audio CD because it relies on analogic technology instead of digital technology like Windows. Time of cavemen.

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RE[5]: BSD rocks!
by OStourist on Fri 27th Jul 2007 11:06 in reply to "RE[4]: BSD rocks!"
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You know you are right I think.I did try
the command line suggested above and
got NO SOUND and no errors either It's amazing
that KDE and maybe Gnome too have not cleaned
up their legacy applications to allow digital
option. I remember having this problem
5 years ago for &&** sake.
Fortunately SOME music jukeboxes will work
Amarok has no problem in Linux or FreeBSD.

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