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Old 10-16-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
subashk80
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Auiod Not Playing


Hi, I am using Ubuntu 8.4 and i play songs using Amarok Player, it plays quite well for sometime and after a while hangs. When i try force closing it and opening again, there is no audio but the player plays or shows message "Audio Output Busy. Parameter xine: ..." like that. What might have caused such a problem. Thz!!
 
Old 10-16-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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My experience is that sometimes KDE programs (amarok for example) can be slightly unstable in Gnome (which you are using by default when using ubuntu).

The easiest solution is probably to switch to Rhythmbox (that's what I did eventually). Rhythmbox is the default music player in Gnome.


Another option is to download the latest version of Amarok, and see if that works better:

http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/Installation_HowTo

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Old 10-17-2009, 02:17 AM   #3
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But the thing is that i dont get sound after that in any of the application and also no system sound....why does this happen!! Thz 4 ur replies!
 
Old 10-18-2009, 05:09 AM   #4
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First I would recommend you to check that amarok is really "killed".

Do this by running (in a terminal):

Code:
ps -A | grep amarok
If its still running, you will see a line like this

Code:
4184 pts/1    00:00:02 amarok
The first four or five digit number is the PID of amarok (in this case PID=4184). You can use that to kill amarok, this way:

Code:
sudo kill -9 PID


Now, if sound is still dead, you should try to restart your sound system. Here you can find info about how to do that:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2742327
 
  


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