linux mint 6/ubuntu 8.04 audio problem
My system (dell dimension e520) has a separate Hoontech sound card which until recently (that is up to -I think- ubuntu 8.04) worked without a hitch.
Problem : At start up, mplayer returns a message along the lines that another audio player is active and no sound is reproduced, but
vlc does not have a problem and plays a/v happily.
My fix : use System Monitor and kill the pulse audio process at each log-in.
Has anyone else had this problem and is there a more lasting solution?