Re: sound weirdness
> 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.
Two possiblities come to mind:
- The standard advice is to open KMix and make sure you don't have
whatever channel xmms uses turned all the way down.
- You don't say if you're running KDE, but on my KDE box I have a choice
at any time between aRts and non-aRts sound. Usually I leave aRts on,
and then I get sound from my KDE apps. But if I want sound from a non-
aRts app, I have to go into the Control Center and turn aRts off (Sound
& Multimedia -> Sound System -> aRts -> Start aRts sound server on KDE
startup). It's pretty annoying, but there you have it.