I just acquired an apparently-working NEC 4-CD changer (at a yard sale
for $3!) and have put it into my Fedora Core 2 machine, but Fedora's
stock CD player can only see the first slot, and xmcd can't read any of
them. I suspect I'm lacking a driver or some such, because xmcd says it
should be able to read multiple-disc drives, and when I installed the
program I told it what to expect with this drive. So I'm guessing that
I lack a module of some sort? I googled this group and the newest
message I could find about such things was from 1996 and the web page
cited there no longer exists. I do have the sample program in the
kernel documentation file ide-cd but I don't know what to do with it or
how to get these other programs to interact with it (if they even can).
I mainly want to play music CD's with this drive, and haven't really
tried it with data CD's under Linux. (Windows XP couldn't even play
music properly from the first slot, much less do anything with the rest.
Fedora 2 plays fine out of the first slot, which just goes to show
who's superior to whom!)
Can someone give me some guidance here? I know a fair bit about Linux,
but I'm way over my head on this one.