[this post moved here from linux-general]
I'm down to the second-to-last problem on my newly Linux'd machine! Woot! (largely thanks to this forum
So here's the problem:
When I boot up the computer, I like to turn on some music. So I run madplay /whatever/files/i/want/*. This works just fine; the file tags come up and the counter indicates that it's playing. But there's no sound!
However, if I startx (into KDE) and then run madplay from Konsole, it works fine. What's more, even after I log out of KDE and I'm back in tty, madplay still works!
If i just run X and not startx, no sound. So clearly startkde is doing something.... anybody know what? How can I make it happen at boot instead? (short of booting init=4)