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Re: kde's sound works, other utilities' doesn't

On Friday 02 November 2001 22:22, John Gay wrote:
> sucks the bag wrote:
>  > just started running kde (off the testing branch) recently and
>  > everything is fantastic EXCEPT for sound-wise.  all of kde's
>  > built-in sounds play find and artsplay plays waves as it should,
>  > but non-kde applications complain about the device being hijacked.
>  >  xmms says "/dev/dsp: Device or resource busy", mpg321 says "Error
>  > opening libao oss driver. (Is device in use?)", audacity just
>  > freezes.  all of these programs work as usual under windowmaker.
>  > i'm a member of audio, my /dev/dsp permissions are right:
>  >
>  > crw-rw----    1 root     audio    14,    3 Jul  5  2000 /dev/dsp
>  >
>  > this problem happens regardless of whether i start kde through kdm
>  > or 'startx'.  any advice?
>  >
>  > --- macho
>  >
>  >
>  >
> As mentioned before, you can get an arts driver for xmms and set xmms to 
> use this driver, and xmms will work fine!
> For programs that don't have an arts driver, try using:
> artsdsp mpg123 sound.mp3
> This will call the arts deamon so it can handle the sould output from 
> the program. I have not tried any of the programs you list, but this 
> works fine with mtvp for playing video clips with sound. mplayer crashes 
> when passed through artsdsp, but nothing is perfect.
> As far as the timeout is concerned, if no arts-capable programs have run 
> for the pre-defined time limit, then other programs can have access to 
> the sound devices.

To 'speed up' the timeout ;)

	artsshell suspend

--help list other useful options.


> I hope this is helpfull to you.
> Cheers,
> 	John Gay
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