Gnome, esd and i810_audio-- they can work together
Currently, when configured to start the sound server, gnome-session
starts esd with only the "-nobeeps" option. I have submitted a patch
that allows gnome-session to honor the ESD_SPAWN_OPTIONS variable.
This is a very useful patch for people (like me) who have to run esd
at a specific sample rate for esd to work at all. I have a laptop
that uses the i810_audio driver, which would eventually hang when I
enable sound under gnome. With the patch applied, I simply dropped:
ESD_SPAWN_OPTIONS="-terminate -as 5 -nobeeps -r 48000"
into /etc/environment, and I haven't had a gnome hang since. As the
patch hasn't been accepted yet, I thought I would let other gnome and
laptop users know about the patch.
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