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in fedora core 1. When I try to play a song in xmms, after I havnt used the sound for a while, it says, check the sound server, output plugin, or something could be blocking the sound card. this happens all the time after I havnt used sound in a while.
how do I restart the sound, and / or kill any program that could be using the sound ?
Im not sure to what im using, but I found and installed some ALSA rpms, because I thought they could fix the problem - im not sure if they've come into effect or what... how would I check ?
the sound config utility in redhat/fedora says im using the SIS onboard sound, and is using the module : i810_audio, I have another sound card - a c-media one, but my ' primary sound device ', is the onboard sound.
I am having the same problem in Suse 8.2. I have an onboard sound card using the C-media driver. When ever I have to restart my computer the sound card no longer works. I get the same error from Xmms. I go into Yast and uninstall and reinstall the sound card. Its a quick process, but very annoying. I don't know how you would do this in Red Hat, but let me know if you find a permanent solution.
i had sound problems with every distribution of redhat i've ever tried (from 7.2 to 9.0), even when i installed it on different computers. that's one of the biggest reasons i'm using mandrake--cause i'm a lazy bum and it seems a lot easier for someone who hasn't been completely weened from windoze yet. i know this doesn't help you any, but i felt like posting it anyway.
I was having the same problem using Fedora for the longest time; but was having another unrelated problem that a forum member here at linuxquestions.org was able to resolve for me. This solution seems to have taken care of my sound problem also.
Fedora has something called a 'prelinking' which is a type of application acceleration feature to speed up the loading time. Apparently this is causing issues with some modules also. Try this:
Edit /etc/sysconfig/prelink and change the line that says PRELINKING=yes to PRELINKING=no then save the file. (This has +r permissions, so you might have to chmod -r /etc/sysconfig/prelink before you can save over it). Then, run /etc/cron.daily/prelink as root.
Hope this helps! My machine has been up for almost two days now with XMMS playing off and on. No problems yet. Good luck!
Ive found a better solution. Install alsa I had a few problems - not the way to go, but I installed anything that said ' alsa ' and ' .rpm ', and call me stupid, but I rebooted, and havnt had problems since.
I recomend installing alsa, for anyone that has these problems.