LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-05-2004, 03:59 AM   #1
NoS Sr50
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 Download
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: 15
Sound issues


Before I begin heres some info on my Computer

Distro: Mandrak 10.0
Sound Card information:

Vendor: ‎VIA Technologies

Alternative drivers: ‎via82cxxx_audio

Bus: ‎PCI

Bus identification: ‎1106:3058:e11:3d

Location on the bus: ‎0:14:5

Description: ‎VT82C686 [Apollo Super AC97/Audio]

Module: ‎snd-via82xx

Media class: ‎MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO


Now heres my problem, I cant use sound if another porgram uses sound. For example I cant run xmms if gaim is running, and I cant hear gaim noises if xmms is running. And when teamspeak is running I cant hear the other programs sounds either. But if I close the program that I can hear sounds it shuts off, then I hear the sounds from the other programs. For example

Close xmms, then immediatly heare the gaim im rcv 5 or 6 times

Now Please help me, im a total noob to linux

Oh and one last question how do I close the "x" server so I can install nvidia driver updates.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 07:22 AM   #2
Boudewijn
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: MDK: 10,10.1,10_amd64,9.2,9.1 . Debian: sarge,woody, Gentoo (X86 amd64 Sparc)
Posts: 219

Rep: Reputation: 30
You should go from runlevel 5 to 3 (from graphical to console)

in console:

su , and your root password (you become root)
init 3
 
Old 09-05-2004, 09:02 AM   #3
vasudevadas
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Bedford, UK
Distribution: Slackware 11.0, LFS 6.1
Posts: 519

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by Boudewijn
You should go from runlevel 5 to 3 (from graphical to console)

in console:

su , and your root password (you become root)
init 3
Either that went way over my head or that's a total non-sequitur.

Original poster:
You need to use a soundserver. I'm assuming you're using KDE. Configure the sound server to start at boot (do this in the KDE preferences). Then configure both Xmms and Gaim to output their sound through aRts. (Install the Xmms-arts output plugin from your distro discs if it isn't already installed).
 
Old 09-05-2004, 09:07 AM   #4
Boudewijn
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: MDK: 10,10.1,10_amd64,9.2,9.1 . Debian: sarge,woody, Gentoo (X86 amd64 Sparc)
Posts: 219

Rep: Reputation: 30
Well I wasn't clear (my mistake ) I responded at (see startpost):

Oh and one last question how do I close the "x" server so I can install nvidia driver updates.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 02:02 PM   #5
vasudevadas
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Bedford, UK
Distribution: Slackware 11.0, LFS 6.1
Posts: 519

Rep: Reputation: 30
I shoulda read the whole initial post. My bad, sorry.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 02:08 PM   #6
NoS Sr50
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 Download
Posts: 66

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by vasudevadas
Either that went way over my head or that's a total non-sequitur.

Original poster:
You need to use a soundserver. I'm assuming you're using KDE. Configure the sound server to start at boot (do this in the KDE preferences). Then configure both Xmms and Gaim to output their sound through aRts. (Install the Xmms-arts output plugin from your distro discs if it isn't already installed).
Can you explain that in newbish
 
Old 09-05-2004, 03:36 PM   #7
Boudewijn
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: MDK: 10,10.1,10_amd64,9.2,9.1 . Debian: sarge,woody, Gentoo (X86 amd64 Sparc)
Posts: 219

Rep: Reputation: 30
Well he thought my hint was about your soudserver; which makes indeed no sense.

But it's about getting out of X.....

Hint for the topic starter: next time please split the topics to prevent these incoveniences.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 03:51 PM   #8
vasudevadas
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Bedford, UK
Distribution: Slackware 11.0, LFS 6.1
Posts: 519

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by NoS Sr50
Can you explain that in newbish
System->Configuration->KDE->Sound->Sound System. Enable the sound system.

Xmms: in preferences (ctrl-P) go to Output Plugins tab. Select "arts driver". If arts driver is not in the list, you need to install it. Use rpmdrake (System->Configuration->Packaging->Install Software) and search for xmms-arts or something lik e that. Install it and restart Xmms, and select the output plugin.

I don't know about Gaim so you'll have to figure that part out yourself. Maybe it doesn't support aRts, in which case you're screwed. You could always try Kopete maybe, but I don't know about that program either.

To explain a little: aRts is a program that mixes various channels of sound together. Instead of all your various programs trying to write to the sound device directly, they write instead to this middleman program which mixes the sounds and feeds them to the sound card.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 04:45 PM   #9
NoS Sr50
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 Download
Posts: 66

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Well what the hell, I have other programs too that probably need this ( I think ) Like zsnes, teamspeak etc

So im just f*cked over, god damn
 
Old 09-05-2004, 07:59 PM   #10
NoS Sr50
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 Download
Posts: 66

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Does anyone have a second opinion on this?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:51 PM   #11
gaviidae
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: West Michigan
Distribution: limping along with MD10, Knoppix3.6 : )
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hmmm... okay, another opinion. The doctor says, lose weight and get a cane!!
Maybe you don't need all these bleeps and bloops? If your sounds are fighting, maybe you can go into the sound preferences as listed above and just turn stuff off. Keep sound for what you really need. Does Gaim need sound, or is it like the AOHell Slime/Warner Buddy-Beep thing? I thought Gaim was a real-time typing thing.
This might be an easier solution.
Also, here's another way to leave the x server:
The x server is on one of many possible "screens" and you can go to other ones, all of which are command-line screens, by hitting CTRL ALT F# (like F2 or F3) all at the same time. To get back to the graphical page, it's always on CTLR ALT F7.
You can also open a terminal from KDE. I think it's called terminal (but I'm not sure) and might even have its own icon on your screen.
See, Linux is fun! 'cause you can do something a hundred millioin different ways OR you can just bare-bones use it like me (I turn it on, log on, start X, go online, get my info, log off, poweroff :)
gaviidae
 
Old 09-06-2004, 07:20 AM   #12
vasudevadas
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Bedford, UK
Distribution: Slackware 11.0, LFS 6.1
Posts: 519

Rep: Reputation: 30
I just remembered, for programs that don't have aRts output capability, you can always launch them from the command line using the artsdsp utility. If you were going to run Return to Castle Wolfenstein, say, you would enter:

artsdsp wolfsp

instead of just wolfsp. This would make wolfsp play all its sounds through aRts, although wolfsp itself wouldn't know about this. Try it and good luck!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sound card Issues in Suse 9.3 with a ??Conexant?? Sound card in Gateway laptop hackerarchangel Linux - Hardware 3 12-31-2005 12:35 AM
Please help with sound issues/other issues PyroDrake Linux - Hardware 1 11-21-2005 04:41 PM
More then one Sound Stream (Sound issues?) Kamikazee Linux - Hardware 2 07-06-2005 01:02 AM
Sound Issues - Only one program can use sound at a time MrPeaches Fedora 1 04-23-2005 04:05 AM
Sound issues + Mouse wheel issues matt3333 Slackware 2 10-12-2003 04:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration