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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Listening to CDs

By default, when you put a music CD into a computer running Fedora, the Totem movie/music player opens. However, this program doesn’t automatically grab information about the CD, which personally I find pretty annoying. So, the first thing I recommend doing is switching CD players. To do so:

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Select SystemPreferencesHardwareRemovable Drives and Media. The Removable Drives and Media Preferences dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Multimedia tab. The Multimedia section (Figure 13-3) appears.
Figure 13-3. The Removable Drives and Media Preferences dialog box with the Multimedia tab selected.
3.
Under Audio CD Discs, replace totem with gnome-cd. Leave the %d where it is.
4.
Click Close. The dialog box closes.

Now when you insert an audio CD, the CD player (Figure 13-4) opens instead of the movie player.

Figure 13-4. The GNOME CD Player, with a CD playing.

If the program doesn’t recognize your CD, you can add it to the database by:

1.
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