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Old 12-23-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
Lenfade01
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trouble with xmms and gaim


my pc was shutdown incorectly now when i run either xmms or gaim they both freeze up either when im trying to type or when i press play on xmms ive tried make uninstall and deleting the config files and reinstalling it but it still happens if someone could tell me how to completely wipe it from my hd or any other ideas pleae help
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:59 AM   #2
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If you disable sound under gaim does it start? I'm wondering if you are having issues with your sound card locking. You using KDE and artsd or something else?

HTH, Welcome to LinuxQuestions!

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Old 12-23-2003, 10:00 PM   #3
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im using kde . i can use themboth while im under root but not my regular account
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:34 PM   #4
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is it only these programs that don't work with sound anymore?

it may be a permissions problem; check permissions of /dev/dsp and try doing chmod 777 /dev/dsp while root
 
Old 12-24-2003, 04:44 AM   #5
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I second that idea. You might also want to check that artsd is running. My /dev/dsp files are owned by my user (JH) and the root group
Code:
jh@e128 jh]$ ls -l /dev/ds*
crw-------    1 jh       root      14,   3 Jan 30  2003 /dev/dsp
crw-------    1 jh       root      14,  19 Jan 30  2003 /dev/dsp1
crw-------    1 jh       root      55,   0 Jan 30  2003 /dev/dsp56k
I'm guessing that part of the login process must chown them. To be honest I've never paid that much attention as this is my work machine and sounds isn't essential.

cheers

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Old 12-24-2003, 10:27 AM   #6
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Re: trouble with xmms and gaim

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Originally posted by Lenfade01
my pc was shutdown incorectly now when i run either xmms or gaim they both freeze up either when im trying to type or when i press play on xmms ive tried make uninstall and deleting the config files and reinstalling it but it still happens if someone could tell me how to completely wipe it from my hd or any other ideas pleae help
My XMMS had that problem a while ago. I ended up changing the sound driver. Also go into control panel and tell it to not load aRts on startup. If that works, then you can work up from there.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 11:49 AM   #7
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ok i checked my proccesses and arts was running i shut it down and both programs work now , thanks for the help everyone , now im gonna have to check if it still messes up after start up and work from there i'll be sure to bring my questions here to you guys thanks alot
 
Old 12-24-2003, 04:50 PM   #8
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It prolly will unless you told it to not load aRts on startup. Go to control center for that, then sound and multimedia, then sound system.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 04:55 PM   #9
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Re: Re: trouble with xmms and gaim

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My XMMS had that problem a while ago. I ended up changing the sound driver. Also go into control panel and tell it to not load aRts on startup. If that works, then you can work up from there.
Right On, I was browsing looking for answer to same problem and this worked perfectly, Thanks for the post RedHatMasta & Everyone
 
  


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