i have a dual boot system, windows xp and linux redhat 9
old linux distro, i know. but i have my reasons to stick with rh9, for now.
in general, i have been using windows more than my linux up until windows died on me..
so am now using linux exclusively, and forced to try to rectify the things that didnt work since i did the initial install.. which is really fun to do now that i know a little bit about the system... not enough, but am trying
so am having problems with sounds in browsers, both firefox and opera.w
after a fresh reboot, sound works perfectly.. but once i use a native application on the machine that uses sound, ex xine, xmms etc, the voice stops to work in my browser... even if i make sure that /dev/dsp is not in use by any application. restarting the browser or a simple logoff/login does not help
sound in browsers is back to normal after a full system reboot.
any thoughts on how to go about fixing this?