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Old 08-22-2003, 07:32 AM   #1
darwinconan
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Angry no sound in games


I have a soundblaster live 5.1 sound card. I installed Suse 8.2 and having all kinds of sound problems. When I try to run a game, I get an error message like " cannot initialize sound or can't find sound server". I believe that another program is using my sound card. How can I find out what program and how to stop it. I can play audio cds with no problems. All of the sound effects in KDE sound terrible.

Thanks,

Darwin
 
Old 08-22-2003, 10:17 AM   #2
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im not a linuxguru, but for me it helped to switch off the aRts soundsystem.....
(Settings/KDE/soundsystem)

you also have to stop all programs using you soundcard before playin
(Terratec DMXfire 1024)
 
Old 08-22-2003, 10:52 AM   #3
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I could try that. What way would be the best way to do
that. I can go into KDE control center and uncheck the
box to start the arts sound server on startup. Is there
a command also? If I check the system monitor would it
display as "arts" and I could turn it off that way?

Thanks,

Darwin
 
Old 08-22-2003, 04:54 PM   #4
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in console you can type

artsshell

and then

terminate

....i think that should work, maybe, didnt try out
 
Old 09-01-2006, 02:45 AM   #5
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I'm a linux noob.

How do you do this disabling in GNOME?
 
  


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