Subject: Re: xcdplayer problems.
To: Paul (NCC/CS). <>
From: Chris Wareham <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/01/2005 12:21:15
Paul (NCC/CS). wrote:
> Hi,
> I have built xcdplayer-2.2nb1 .
> It has lots of problems.
> It's GUI  is all wrong and jumbled up.
> I wish i could send a jpg of it but don't know how yet.
> No buttons appear so I can't tell it to play etc.
> I also get command line errors:
> su# xcdplayer
> ioctl(cdromreadtochdr): : Operation not supported by device
> Apr  1 14:12:42 su /netbsd: cd0(pciide0:1:0):  Check Condition on CDB: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00
> Apr  1 14:12:42 su /netbsd:     SENSE KEY:  Not Ready
> Apr  1 14:12:42 su /netbsd:      ASC/ASCQ:  No Reference Position Found
> Apr  1 14:12:42 su /netbsd:
> Can anyone suggest remedy paths?
> Or a different piece of software to play cd's?
> thanks,
> Paul.

I looked at xcdplayer when I wanted a simple GUI for playing CD's. It
uses the Athena (Xaw) widget set and a fair bit of raw Xlib from what I
remember, and looks awful in the default configuration. With a
considerable amount of resource tweaking, it can be made to look OK, but
I decided it wasn't worth the bother. Xmcd provides a good alternative,
or if you don't want to install Motif, I wrote a replacement for
xcdplayer that only uses the libraries in a default NetBSD install:

BSD licensed, and there's an accompanying mixer:

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