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Re: ALSA sound modules not loading upon reboot

On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 09:51:25PM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:

> It could be that after reboot some program is opening sound devices and
> keeping them open, preventing other applications from opening the same
> devices.
> When you run alsaconf it does /etc/init.d/alsa force-unload
> which kills such programs.
> Perhaps the program in question is esd and you don't have your
> applications set to output to esd?

That seems to have been the problem. And for the sake of future google searchesthe easy way to fix this from gnome is to go to

Applications >> Desktop Preferences >> Sound

and uncheck 'Enable sound server startup'

Or at least that's what worked for me,


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