Re: Sound and No Sound
On 04/18/2007 08:10 AM, Greg Folkert wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-04-18 at 07:28 -0400, Michael S. Peek wrote:
>> Florian Kulzer wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 16:47:11 -0400, Michael S Peek wrote:
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> I have a machine. One user logs in (using gnome) and has sound. The
>>>> second user logs in (also using gnome) and does not. When the second user
>>>> double-clicks on the volume applet he gets the following error:
>>>> The volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control.
>>>> This means that either you don't have the right GStreamer plugins
>>>> installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured. You can remove
>>>> the volume control from the panel by right-clicking the speaker icon on the
>>>> panel and selecting "Remove from panel" from the menu.
>>>> Anyone have any advice on how to track down this problem? I figure it has
>>>> to be something in the second users' environment or dot files, but I
>>>> haven't a clue where to start.
>>> Is the second user a member of the "audio" group?
>> Yes. Is there anything else I can check?
> If the logout and login happens quickly, perhaps esound for the other
> person is not ending soon enough.
> You might look and see if things are hanging around for the other user.
> Oh, this might be important too if you are using fast user switching in
> GNOME, which just opens a new X on the next VT.
I had this no-sound problem (sans the error message) on a sarge system
that was never solved. As Greg suggests, check what processes the user
left running (ps -ef |grep username) and see if esound is locked to
another user (ps -ef |grep esd , then iirc, check the sockets in /tmp