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Old 04-04-2004, 03:16 AM   #1
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mplayer refuses to kill, no more sound!


Okay, I'm still using OSS (don't ask, huge battle) anyways, so I can only have one program use the soundcard at a time. Doesn't really bother me except in instances like this. I was running quite a few things, and I ended up crashing mplayer. No big deal. I do a little killall mplayer, and it seems to do it okay. But it doesn't. So I try killall -w mplayer (so I know its REALLY dead, since it waits for the program to get killed), but it never gets killed. I've had it on for, oh 20 minutes and nothing has happened. Now, normally this wouldn't be a problem, except, since mplayer was using my soundcard when it crashed, it still technically _is_ using my soundcard (albeit in trying-to-die mode), so I can't do anything else sound related. Which, I might add, totally is uncool. Is there anyway I can restart my sound or totally kill mplayer so I can get my sound back?
 
Old 04-04-2004, 04:41 AM   #2
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How about a ps -aux so we can peek as well?

kill -9 as root comes to mind.

For the ultimate, I would go here:

http://www.cs.unm.edu/~dlchao/flake/doom/


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Old 04-04-2004, 12:40 PM   #3
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Excellent, kill -9 did it for me. Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 11:07 PM   #4
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Cool, anytime

Did you like the doom PS killer?


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Old 04-06-2004, 11:17 PM   #5
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I didn't look at it, since kill -9 worked, but I just did. That's the COOLEST thing ever. I'm soooo downloading it ^_^.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:06 AM   #6
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Originally posted by GT_Onizuka
I didn't look at it, since kill -9 worked, but I just did. That's the COOLEST thing ever. I'm soooo downloading it ^_^.
I may have to give it a try, if for nothing else than to show off to my friends.


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