I'm getting the following error message *sometimes* when I try to play an mp3 through XMMS:
"Couldn't Open Audio."
Please check that:
1. You have the correct output plugin selected.
2. No othe rprograms is blocking the soundcard.
3. Your soundcard is configured properly.
I'm getting this right now, and just a little while ago I was able to listen to mp3s alright. This happens every once in a while and I strongly susepct that the culprit is #2.
Is there any way to reset the soundcard, or check what programs are using it? Or, better yet, is there any way that I can allow to programs to simultaneously access the soundcard? I used to do this in Windows so I imagine there is a (probably better) Linux way of doing things.
I am using RH9... On board nvidia soundcard.