Sound Not Working in Anything except KDE 3 (This is a SOFTWARE problem)
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When you log into any other WM, see if there's an option to turn the sound server on, or not. KDE uses the aRts sound server, Gnome uses something else, there's also the Esound thing... there's lots. Go to that WMs config screen (if available) and check out the settings.
Thanx for the reply. Apparently whenever some application manages to start the sound server it works perfectly. The question is HOW do I set it up to start the sound server by default? I looked under the WindowMaker preferences tool, but I found nothing of the sort. Can anyone help?
Can anyone tell me how to START the sound server under windowmaker. The way I suaully do it is run a Gemboy emulator which somehow forces it open. I cannot figure out how to do it otherwise. say when using Xmms. Please help
or sometimes you don't even need arts...ive found it to be a pain in the arse generally, so i stopped it from launching and KDE is just playing straight to the sound card (/dev/dsp) to do a test to see if the soundcard works via the cli, find a pure wav file, and copy it to /dev/dsp (or whatever your soundcard device is), eg: cp /root/test.wav /dev/dsp
and it should start playing. or if you have amp installed, just issue the command: amp /path/to/mp3/file
these both should work in the cli which doesn't use arts...would just be good to see the outcome of this...