Re: esd says "unable to bind port 16001"
Esko Lehtonen wrote:
> "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.
I thought of that, but esd is definitely not running on
my system when this error occurs.