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Old 09-09-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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Digital sound not playing (only CDs) on Slackware 10

I'm not able to play any sound files in linux. The only thing that works are Audio CDs.

If I try to play an mp3 file in XMMS for example, it freezes when I press the play button. What can I do about it? What could be wrong or missing?
Old 09-10-2004, 01:51 AM   #2
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What is the Linux distro that you are running? It may not have included the MP3 support due to some patent problems. Check if MP3 plugin is installed for XMMS.
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I got it working. The system, XMMS and other players have sound now. BUT - No sounds come out from Limewire, no music. And i can't play anything in XMMS with Limewire running, it tells me to check if: the soundcard is properly configured, that i have the correct device selected and if there is any program blocking the soundcard. I presume that the 3rd alternative fits here - I can't use XMMS with Limewire, and maybe with no other programs using sound. How do i configure my system so that i can play sounds with multiple programs simultaneously, and listem to music in Limewire (it plays, but with no sound).
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PS: After closing Limewire, i also have to close the following process:

root 14216 0.7 1.2 9924 6344 ? S 12:27 0:08 /opt/kde/bin/artsd -F 4 -S 4096 -a alsa

And yes, alsa is what i'm using for the soundcard


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