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Re: esound [was: Re: Non-related 'Recommends' dependencies - bug or not?]

On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:44:23 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:

> Last time I checked, libesd-alsa0 was still completely unusable (well,
> except for some weird kind of sound-based torture).

I regularly help users to find out why their sound has stopped working, 
and the cause is usually due to libesd0's esd holding the sound card 
open. Replacing libesd0 with libesd-alsa0 and killing esd makes 
everything work again.

libesd-alsa0 works perfectly for me and I wish we installed it by 
default. We would then be able to enable the 'enable software sound 
mixing (ESD)' setting by default so that event sounds in apps like gossip 
would work.

Sam Morris
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