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Old 02-25-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
lawdawg
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Debian Lenny - Sound only works on XMMS, nothing else works!


I'm having trouble getting sound to work correctly on my new
debian lenny install.

For example, sound does not work on the following programs:

firefox
konquer
ephiphany
mplayer
xine
etc, etc, etc.

But it *does* work for

xmms

thats it!

but only if I use "eSound Output Plugin 1.2.11 [libesdout.so]" as my
output plugin. All other plugins do not work.

In addition, when I go to System -> Preferences -> Sound, only ESD -
Enlightened Sound Daemon works for all Sound Playback. Everything
else says:


audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert ! audioresample !
gconfaudiosink profile = music: Could not open audio device for
playback. Device is being used by another application.

(which it isn't)

---

Some other random information

~/$ lsof | grep dsp
esd 3537 me 5w CHR 14,3 5482 /dev/dsp

from ps -AFH:

me 3537 3533 0 561 664 0 Feb24 ? 00:00:22 esd -nobeeps

---

Also, alsamixer shows 00 under headphones (which is how i'm listening to sound), although theres nothing i can do to make it not be 00.

Any suggestions or tips on how to fix this would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 02-26-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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is alsa installed and configured ?

what happens when you run alsaconf
 
Old 02-26-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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is alsa installed and configured ?

what happens when you run alsaconf
 
Old 03-06-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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I think you should install Alsa (if it is not installed)

Try

$ su (insert your password)
$ apt-get install alsa alsa-oss oss-compat

note :
alsa (sound driver)
alsa-oss (alsa oss emulation, it redirrect the oss-sound to alsa)
oss-compat (to prevent error "/dev/dsp not found")

don't forget to run :
$ alsamixer

and set the sound volume (don't forget to unmute the sound, press 'm')

I have a problem installing sound too. But after I install oss-compat, it works ! for program which does't support alsa.
 
  


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