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 ;)
--help list other useful options.
> I hope this is helpfull to you.
> John Gay
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