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Old 03-17-2003, 05:41 PM   #1
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Play command...Device Busy?


Well, I've somewhat pinpointed the problem behind my Java, Flash, and MSN not playing sounds and that's because the Play function returns an error that it cannot output file /WHATEVER/ because device /dev/dsp is busy!

Why is it busy? Isn't it multithreaded? KDE & XMMS can produce sound at the same time, why is this hanging like this? Can someone please help me! Thanks for every body's help on previous topics, I really appreciate it!
 
Old 03-17-2003, 06:41 PM   #2
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is it multithreaded?
yeah i think so. cause sometimes two or more apps can play sounds.
by the way , when device is busy , prolly u can recover it by turning off artsd ..
killall -9 artsd
 
Old 03-17-2003, 06:51 PM   #3
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Well, the KILLALL -9 artsd works! BUT, I can't play sounds from KDE or XMMS now. Is this how it's gonna be forever?

well, I have Multithreaded Open Sound System selected from the Control Center. What else do I need to do?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 06:54 PM   #4
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try
artsd restart

well this is temporary solution i guess.
hope someone provides better solution.

i switched to alsa. you might be better off with it too
http://www.alsa-project.org/
 
Old 03-17-2003, 07:09 PM   #5
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just one more thing, where do you find the kernel sources on a RedHat distro?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 07:12 PM   #6
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on any distro
it's under /usr/src/linux--something
usually u will have /usr/src/linux as symlink to the linux--something
 
Old 03-17-2003, 07:13 PM   #7
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Umm, i dont have that :S
 
Old 03-17-2003, 07:17 PM   #8
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then u didn't install kernel source..
which comes with the cd
rpm name would be kernel-source-something

you can just install the rpm
 
  


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