What might cause xmms to go from audibly playing a song to seemingly
playing a song (progress bar moving, lines bouncing up and down as the
song plays) without producing any actual sound?
I was fiddling with installing/deinstalling alsa, esd, and other fun
toys at the time, so I'm not exactly sure what I did. It seems like
alsa "shouldn't" affect the situation, as I never specified any sound
modules for it, and as near as I can tell, esd's only effect is to cause
xmms to squawk that /dev/dsp is busy.
This is on a brand spanking new debian install -- used a netinstall cd
and upgraded to unstable from there.