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Re: Project Utopia on Debian unstable

On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 15:35 +0100, Mark Howard wrote:
> Not sure if this is of any help, but worth a try.
> I have a similar setup. I find that sound only works with certain applications
> depending on whether "Enable sound server setup" option is on in gnome. If it is
> on, I get sound in gnome, but e.g. totem doesn't work (in fact, totem will just
> crash). If it is off, totem works but gnome doesn't have any sound. 
> Does anyone know how to fix this?

For me everything works flawless. I have a kernel (and I have
been using the 2.6.x kernels since beta4). Alsa drivers with a
SoundBlaster Live card.

My setup is:

$> cat /etc/esound/esd.conf
spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 3

And I enable the sound server from Gnome's sound preferences. Alsa is
configured with OSS compatibility (as everybody usually does). So
usually esd quits afer 3 seconds (or so) of not being used.

Totem works perfectly (totem-xine here). And all Gstreamer dependant
apps use esdsink pipeline as the default sink (Applications->Desktop
Preferences->Advance->Multimedia System Selector. Or simply the
gstreamer gconf keys with gconf-editor).

Sometimes when you upgrade Hal or dbus and not the other(s) (gnome-
volume-manager, etc...) things get a bit flaky, but eventually they get
in sync again (if you upgrade often enough).

The best solution is, of course, to stay with a combination of those
apps that work and don't upgrade :-) But apt-get'ing is so simple and
the temptation of getting the latest version of X binary is so great...
you know the deal.

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