Re: Gnome vs. KDE with ALSA
Mike S wrote:
This is an opinion question, I am wondering who on this list uses
Gnome and who uses KDE, I like the simplistic look of gnome, which is
why I switched to gnome, but however one thing that is really
important to me is sound.
ok now I think I may have run into some type of bug. I was fiddling
around with mol, and ran "killall esd" to kill the esd daemon, then
somthing was wrong with mol, Sync Error, so it never started.
Googling it, I have found very little literature on that subject, and
the only output I have been able to produce sound with is esd. ALSA
and OSS sinks both give me 'unable to construct test pipe' and artsd
runs the test with no audio, sound in mol is broken now, with a report
of "OSS sound device unavailable (will be used anyway)
OSS sound driver"
So I do not know whether MOL cannot use OSS, and/or whether esd just
takes total control of /dev/dsp, which I have read a little bit about.
This is making me want to switch back to KDE, but I must ask, is ALSA
possible in gnome?
But here's the wierd thing, about half an hour later, after installing
unrelated packages such as eterm, and playing mahjongg, I decided to
test it again, I went into Multimedia Systems Selector, switched to OSS
and ran a test. It worked!
Now here's the strange thing, I thought it might have something to do
with killing the esd daemon, so I switched to ALSA, ran the test, and
that failed. So I switched back to OSS, ran the test, and that failed.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on here?