Soundcard being used by... something...
Hi, I am fairly new with linux and so I don't know much. I got my hands on Suse 8.2 and a copy of Lindows. I dumped Lindows quickly but I actually like Suse... Call me ignorant but it works pretty well, better then windows every did.
I have a had some rough going....trying to get my system to dual boot my win xp and Linux.... I had one or two devistating experiences but thats all in the past.
Throughout that, I had Suse up and running 4 different times. Each time reinstalling from scratch. This last time however has left me with a sound problem. The soundcard seems to be all set, I have the start sounds upon entering the desktop....yast says the sound card is all set. However, no other program can use sound.
When I look at the soundcard settings through yast It says that its running.
Now here is where it gets good. If I delete the configured soundcard, then add it back and configure it....I can use it with any program and have sound.
When I click on delete I get a little message that states there are programs using the soundcard and they will have to be closed to continue. I just click yes and its done.
I want to know what is running....
I want to Kill whatever it is that is running....
It takes about 1 1/2 min to correct this problem, every time I start the comp, log in from a diff user, etc.. The thing is several the rest of my family uses the comp too, and I don't feel like trusting them with my root password, then coaching them through the whole process...
Who can tell me how to fix this?