esd sound conflict, Debian/Gnome
Sup LQ, been a while. Hope y'all done well without me...
Anyway, we're back to the old sound issues in Linux. I run a home-grown box for my cousin with Debian linux and Gnome on the desktop. Its been running for a year, and I have zero complaints (kernel upgrade and wireless issues notwithstanding, that's another thread). I always knew there was something wrong with the system sound, but now its become a true obstacle.
He uses one main thing on the box: youtube.com. That means the flash player must work WITH sound. I just tried to set him up to listen to my podcast using Rhythmbox (a quality player IMO), but that uses ESD. If I run esd on the command line, Rythmbox works fine, but no sound from firefox/flash. Cancel esd, and I get the opposite.
Is there a way around this, to have both Rhythmbox and Firefox have sound at the same time? Or have I hit one of the old linux sound roadblocks?