I'm a linux newbie and I have made an honest attempt to solve this problem by looking at other posts but to no avail.
I'm running Gnome and my Toshiba DVD/CD drive seems to recognize data discs fine, but whenever I put an audio CD in, the system doesn't appear to recognize it. It won't play in CD player or show up when I try to browse it.
My system is a Dell Inspiron 2500 laptop. Sound works fine and doesn't seem to be an issue.