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Re: Debugging sound, where do I start?

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the input.  I am logging in using gdm <I assume that autologin 
means that one doesn't have to enter uid & passwd> typing in uid and 
passwd.  I load opl3sa2 as the last entry in /etc/modules.  If I login 
choosing twm <Xsession in gdm> and from the console type:
 play /usr/share/sounds/KDE_Startup.wav 

Using your advice, I experimented further.  I get the sound <provided the
mixer levels are proprely set>.  I can do so repeatedly with "impunity".  
If I attempt to login to Gnome or KDE the box crashes <kernel and all>
when the respective environements attempt to play their startup sounds.  
I tried turning off the startup sounds in both KDE and Gnome, this delays
the failure.  I then switched off "esd" for gnome and aRTs for KDE using
their respective configuration tools.  This allows me to get into full
Gnome and KDE environments <sans event sounds> and I can play sounds using
"play" from the console.

Any advice on what to do next would be appreciated.


 On Sun, 10 Nov 2002, Mark Roach wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 02:23:14PM -0500, luc.lefebvre@mcgill.ca wrote:
> [snip]
> > another console>.  My guess is that this happens when either esd <gnome> 
> > or arts <kde> load their sound managing utilities.
> > How would I go about tracking down where the problem stems from?
> My first step would be to determine for certain whether the problem is
> esd/arts related. Do you have autologin turned on? esd/arts do not get
> started until someone actually logs in. If this is not the case, try to
> determine exactly where the system hangs, perhaps remove all other
> modules or move the sound modules to the end of /etc/modules. Basically
> you need to isolate the problem.
> -Mark

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