To listen to sound (["Ogg"], ?"MP3", .au files, !["CDs"] etc) on your sound card, you need to:

You can install too eg [http://freshmeat.net/browse/113/?topic_id=113 Sound/Audio apps] or [http://www.underbit.com/products/mad/#using wiki:?MAD apps using], 'xfreecd' (music CD playing software), 'mp3blaster' (full-screen console mp3-player), or 'saytime' (if you have no CD drive and no !["MP3s"]). Try to run them as root (it should work). With Debian, ordinary users lack permission to read the CD drive and write to the audio device (usually /dev/dsp), and they probably can't use these programs (yet; see next paragraph).

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