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Old 04-08-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
Trey2501
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Exclamation Howto reinstall aRts?


OK, I get a lot of errors from the aRts server (CPU overload, etc.). I have checked all my card settings and they seem to be fine. This especially happens when I use RealPlayer or xine with the real plugin. The program will crash and my process list will show artsd using 60% of the CPU or something ridiculous like that.
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My question is: what is the best way to reinstall this without breaking dependencies all over the place or without somehow breaking sound in KDE?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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Do you have to use aRts? I had all kinds of problems using it, since then I have been using ALSA with minimal problems. Still can't get music CD's to play on the CD burner, but that's ok.

What distro are you using? I run Mandrake and just in running the "Install Software" deal, pop the CD's in and everything is good to go. It tells me that is needs to install whatever for dependencies.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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Well, I am using ALSA, but I think that it still interacts with aRts somehow? I'm not sure. I'm running Fedora Core 1 with a 2.6.4 kernel.

I should note that in addition to the realplayer incident, this always happens after I burn a CD with K3B and it plays the little "success" noise. A few seconds after the sound, I get an aRts server overload error.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:10 PM   #4
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hmmm....I was under the impression that they were two different things.

I'll have to do some searching on this one. I'm a newbie at Linux still so I could be mistaken.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:19 PM   #5
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cadkins, arts and ALSA are different. ALSA provides the drivers whereas arts is just a sound daemon which is mainly of use to kde applications and when u want to play multiple sounds together if ur sound card doesnt support hardware mixing.

Why dont u try disabling arts from the kde control centre ?
Sound and Multimedia >> Sound System
there uncheck the box which says enable soundsystem or something like that
 
Old 04-09-2004, 12:41 PM   #6
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OK, shutting down the aRts server seems to have solved this problem for the most part. RealPlayer crashes every now and then, but I think that's just because it's RealPlayer.
 
  


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