Re: KDE weirdness
On January 2, 2003 06:13 pm, the fabulous Deryk Barker wrote:
> When I log in under KDE sound stops working. TO be precise, any
> applicatino that tries to send sound (to /dev/dsp?) hangs - it looks
> very much as if something has created a lock and won't let it go.
I believe the arts sound server will have control of /dev/dsp as long as it's
running, usually (by default?) it will shut itself down after 60 seconds if
it isn't being used.
If you want non-arts aware programs to use sound then a convenient method is
to run them under the artsdsp wrapper.
> One wrinkle: when I log on as root under KDE the "burble" is played
> during the logon process. When I log on as a ormal user it isn't..
Do you have the sound server configured to run at startup (look in the same
place as you found the "Test Sound" button).
> Any pointers gratefully received. For all its problems I like and am
> used to KDE and don't want to have to make the switch to some other
> WM just now.
Make sure you add users to the audio group, since your test sound worked I
suppose this has been done.
- KDE weirdness
- From: Deryk Barker <firstname.lastname@example.org>