Re: Xmms was working now its not - how do I fix/find the problem
On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 10:20:39AM -0500, Wathen, Metherion wrote:
> Three days ago I had a working xmms installation,
> last night i wanted to listen to some music mp3's on a cd
> and poof no sound, no error message pop-ups (is there a log I
> can check?), nothing. the song i selected went into the playlist
if you use some sound daemon (artsd, esd, etc - do you?) check it out from
the ps aux list if it is running.
If your kernel directly uses your soundcard, then you should check
if some processes use the sound-device (/dev/dsp) like that:
charlie@marvin:~$ fuser /dev/dsp
/dev/dsp: 21797 21798 21799 21800 21804 21805
charlie@marvin:~$ ps aux | grep 21797
charlie 21797 1.4 1.6 21484 8476 ? S 17:49 0:00 xmms
if you dont find anything, you can try the following:
echo > /dev/dsp
if it doesn't succeed, there's a fair chance that you do not have
the sounddriver loaded (do you?).
are you in the sound group? in the cdrom group?
are your boxes set to be loud enough to hear? *scnr* :)
Végh Károly - System Engineer - UTA - TIS.SAS.BSS
Don't worry. Everything is getting nicely out of control.