Edward via tde-users wrote: > I have not yet put the card in, but had a thought... The sound cards > from that era, have a jack where an audio cable connected it to the > CD/DVD drive. Where the card would override the on-board audio once > installed, would that audio cable still be necessary today, or would > today's motherboards know to route the audio from the CD/DVD through the > motherboard, directly to the sound card? I haven't actually looked at > the back of the DVD drive to see if it even has that connection on it. > That system is from 2009. I do not think modern drives have it - you can easily diagnose it by observing the front panel of the drive - if it has an audio jack, it can independently play audio. Applications such as kscd would work with the data being read from the drive. I do not know why Kate would say kscd needs an audio cable. I guess kscd is able to control the drive (play/pause etc.), so that if you have a CD player you could just tell it play and listen on the audio jack of the player. However it should be working as a player too - playing the cdrom. Last time I tried few months ago it worked nicely.