ESD click problem
I never thought I'd be complaining when I finally got sound
to work, but I guess I'm not so easy to please... there's a
tiny problem with esd that I hope someone can help me with.
I'm using Gnome as my desktop, and I have enabled sound for
window events. It all works nicely except for this annoying
"click" that accompanies each sound. I've investigated this
and found that there is an esd option that makes the daemon
shut down after 2 seconds of inactivity. The "click" is the
sound of the daemon starting up again.
I've increased the delay by various amounts, but found that
in the end, having a short timeout is not desireable, since
the esd startup click is just too annoying. I set the delay
to 30 minutes, which kind of fixes the problem, but now the
problem is replaced by a new one. If I log out, and my wife
logs in inside of half an hour, her desktop can not connect
to the sound daemon. The problem is that my esd instance is
still running, she doesn't have authorization to use it, so
she can't connect to it.
I can use a virtual terminal to log in and kill the daemon,
again solving the problem, but this is a bit messy. I can't
kill it before I log out, because I have panel applets like
the sound monitor which complain and then remove themselves
from the panel if the daemon isn't running.
The whole thing smacks of "there must be an easy way to fix
this", as it seems whatever I do, just introduces a further
Six months ago I would have been glad to have problems like
this! Now, it's starting to get old... Please help!
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