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After an update to KDE 3.2 many little problems appeared, but all of them were solved, with the exception of the sound behavior for some application.
1) xmms: version 1.2.7
Even by free Sound Resources, it freeze when the output plugin aRtds 0.4 is being used.
If the output plugin is OSS 1.2.7. and the aRtds is being used by other applications than come the warning the sound device is busy. otherwise if the Sound source are free, it works fine and OK
2) Some existing Games, are running mute. and sometimes follwing warning appeared:
"Error initializing Sound Driver
device: default can't be opened for playback (device or resource
Sound server will continue using the null output device"
It seems to be a problem with the ALSA driver. But I am not sure. I have googled and the issue is well known and the possible solution seems to be a new ALSA driver installation (issue that is not easy for a newbie), but I am not sure, considering that KDE 3.2 now take a controll of the sound system. I suspect it is a configuration issue.
A wine problem. I may not be too much help.
I have used CrossOver office, but not for games.
There is a game version of wine that may work your sound card. www.transgaming.com. Is that the wineX you are having problems with?