Fix: (K)ubuntu doesn’t play Audio CD

On Kubuntu 11.10, we have KsCD program installed to play audio CD. The problem I’m having is that some machines could play audio cd and some couldn’t. All machines run Kubuntu 11.10.

To fix this issue, check that /dev/cdrom is a sym link to /dev/sr0 (credit:

In my case, machines which couldn’t play audio CD don’t have ‘/dev/cdrom’:

# ls -l /dev/cd*
ls: cannot access /dev/cd*: No such file or directory

Let’s create one:

# ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom
# ls -l /dev/cd*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 2012-07-11 11:38 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/sr0

After this, I can play audio CD.


2 thoughts on “Fix: (K)ubuntu doesn’t play Audio CD

  1. jayenashar says:

    the problem is more likely the image you made didn’t clear /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules and so the rules don’t apply the same to every machine. it should be generated from /lib/udev/rules.d/75-cd-aliases-generator.rules .

    • And you guessed it right. I normally clear “70-persistent-net.rules”, but not the “70-persistent-cd.rules” file.
      Thanks for the tip!

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