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Re: What do we need arts for?

* Thomas Ritter [Tue, 18 Nov 2003 20:34:48 +0100]:
> On Tuesday 18 November 2003 19:36, David Bishop wrote:
> > Then don't.  Go into the Control Center, under Sound & Multimedia, select
> > Sound Server.  Uncheck 'Start at login', and then use non-kde multimedia

> ... and don't forget to set arts to kill itself after 1 second or so before 
> you disable it, because whenever you start one of the crappy (because arts 
> using) KDE media programs, it will start arts. I had even thought of deleting 
> the arts binary and symlinking it to /bin/false ;)

Perhaps you should consider running artsd outputting to the *null* device. 
That way all KDE applications are happy 'cause arts is running and
non-kde apps can use the driver themselves.

By the way, by not using arts, you also loose the possibility of having
separate apps playing simultaneously, don't you? (Please correct me if
I'm wrong; I'd be glad to know if this can be done without

Adeodato Simó (a.k.a. thibaut)
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The easy way is the wrong way, and the hard way is the stupid way. Pick one.

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