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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.

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?

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.

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?

--Mike S

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