Re: how to get sound back?
On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 15:40:53 -0400, Hugh Lawson wrote:
> Marc Shapiro writes:
> > My system occasionally loses sound. In my case, it is invariably a
> > runaway firefox process that was trying to play flash and something
> > went wrong. I find the offending process (this is normally an extra
> > process, separate from any currently active firefox process) and kill
> > it and that will generally bring sound back without any more drastic
> > actions.
> That could have been the problem.
> Would you mind explaining a little more how you isolate the offending
> process? Or post a reference URL that covers this issue?
lsof $(find /dev/ -group audio)
will show all processes with open device nodes that belong to the audio
group. (Run this command as root to ensure a complete list.) That should
be sufficient to find the culprit.
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