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Re: Sound not working

On Sun, 21 Mar 2004 12:02:55 -0800
Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> wrote:
> Jaap Haitsma <jaap@haitsma.org> writes:
> > OK my way is definetly not the right way. If I enable the gnome sound
> > server I get sounds when I open a window or such but then players like
> > rhytmbox complain that /dev/dsp is temporarily unavailable :(
> That's normal.  You need to set other players to use ESD (Gnome's
> sound server), or just get a real sound card, in which you'll gain the
> ability to play multiple streams at the same time.

I think there's a third option as well -- telling ESD not to hang on
to /dev/dsp when it doesn't need it, so that software that uses ESD
and software that doesn't can coexist (using the -as argument for


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