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Re: esd says "unable to bind port 16001"

"Louis F. Melahn" wrote:
> Hello,
> I installed Helix Gnome on my Potato Debian system. Of course, a lot of
> the Gnome packages depend on EsounD, so the esound-common and esound
> packages were installed alongside the Gnome ones. Now, my sound hardware
> works fine: I have an Opt0924 chipset, and I use the mad16 driver. All
> the ordinary sound utilities work perfectly (i.e., playmidi, wavp,
> etc.). But I can't get the Enlightened Sound Daemon (esd) to work;
> whenever I invoke it (without options), I get the following message,
>   Unable to bind port 16001
> and then it aborts. What does that mean, and how do I fix it? I am using
> the latest version (at the time of this writing) for both the esound and
> esound-common packages: 0.2.18-3, which comes from the Woody
> distribution. However, the version from Potato (0.2.17-7) exhibited
> exactly the same behavior.
> This error is preventing all of the programs that use esd from working
> properly.

I manage to get same error message if I try to run 'esd' when esd is
already running. Normally my system runs perfectly fine. So I perhaps it
means that something (when error occurs?) is trying to run esd, though
it is already running.

 WYSINWYG - What You See Is Never What You Get

 Esko Lehtonen
 esko dot lehtonen (a) pp dot htv dot fi

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