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Old 04-07-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
shanenin
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mplayer error


I am getting really frustrated with mplayer(it is a great piece of software). about half the time I try to play something, movie or mp3 I get an error
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audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
I did put the error message in google, most of the posts were in a forein language.

edit/added later

I think that kaboodle also does not work sometimes, it might be a problem with alsa(more probable) I probably should have used a different subject..

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Old 04-07-2004, 01:18 AM   #2
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I'm willing to bet that this is artsd 's fault.

Check ps -A and look for 'artsd'. Then kill it. That should sort it out.

Dave

P.S. Whoever it was that designed artsd should be taken out and shot. Repeatedly.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 01:30 AM   #3
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if I am using kde, do i need to use artsd? Can I use a different soundserver?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 05:47 AM   #4
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You don't actually NEED to use a soundserver. But esd should work fine. ALSA also has a dmixer plugin.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 10:54 AM   #5
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Assuming artsd is causing my problems, would it make sence to get rid of it? I guess I do not really understand how it works. While still using kde, how can I get rid of artsd?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 01:24 PM   #6
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hi there!!!

i am not a kde user but as tip, just to try, you could do something like that...
1. Make a "ps" or something equivalente..
2. Find the server line ... /something/artsd
3 .kill -9 PID

then you can try mplayer...

i know that somewhere in kde panel setup you can switch off this soundserver forever..
i am not sure where

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slackie
 
Old 04-07-2004, 01:40 PM   #7
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To disable artsd (although, if you run kaboodle, or some other KDE multimedia apps, it will start up again):

K Menu -> (Settings) -> Control Center -> Sound & Multimedia -> Sound System -> Deselect 'Enable the sound system'

I believe things are slightly different in KDE versions < 3.2, but you should get a similar option.

The moral of the story? Don't use kaboodle. (I use xine for pretty much everything).

Dave
 
Old 04-07-2004, 02:07 PM   #8
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I have shut down my sound server the way you said, but kaboodle is still working. Would their be the need to stop and restart my X server to make the changes happen(I would not think so)
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:01 PM   #9
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When you start kaboodle, it will start artsd again - check ps -A again.

The option in the control center only controls whether or not artsd starts when kde starts (I think they may have changed this in KDE 3.2, I'm not sure - I steer clear of kaboodle because of arts), so yes, you will have to restart X for this to take effect, but if you're using kaboodle, it probably won't make any real difference.

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