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I am using the crossover plugin (version 0.3.4) for xmms (version 1.2.8) and since I have started using it, xmms crashes at some point. The application is still running but refuses to play any sound. When I close it, there remain 4 active processes which indicates an unclean exit. The output of ps aux is like this:
user 908 0.2 1.5 16056 8192 ? S 14:17 0:06 xmms
user 909 0.0 1.5 16056 8192 ? S 14:17 0:00 xmms
user 913 0.1 1.5 16056 8192 ? S 14:17 0:04 xmms
user 914 0.0 1.5 16056 8192 ? S 14:17 0:02 xmms
So I try to kill -9 the processes by hand as the user that started xmms. After I do that, the strange thing happens: One of these processes remains with a different name and uses 100% of my cpu. ps aux gives me the following:
user 913 0.2 0.0 0 0 ? RW 14:17 0:08 [xmms]
I am now unable to kill this process, kill -9 has no result and doesn't display any error. Even when I try to kill it as root, there is no error but the process remains and takes over the cpu. It also still occupies the dsp device, so I have no sound until I reboot and this is very annoying.
I have never experienced this before, does anyone have a hint as to why this happens and how I could at least kill that process?
I don't use suse or crossover, but it may help others if you can advise if you are able to run other sound programs including videos ok. My wild guess is that your sound modules have got some configuring to do.
Sorry about the typo, I meant to type 'crossfading' instead of 'crossover'. Bad typo indeed .
Well, usually any sound (audio files, cd audio, video, games) works just fine. Also xmms didn't always crash like that. It seems to me that it started doing this when I started using the crossfading plugin but that might be a misconception.
I have an i810 onboard sound chip and I understand that the respective kernel module (i810_audio) seems to be experimental but I have never had this kind of problem until I started using this particular plugin. I will try the normal OSS output for a while so that I can make sure the problem is with the crossfading.
I'm having a similiar prollem.. I'm using Gentoo Linux tho, same version of XMMS.. used the emerge function that gentoo has(splendid) I have sound working, the i810 chipset as well, but I've NEVER gotten xmms to work.. it starts.. it looks pretty.. I can load a file.. I hit play, it goes to shiza.. locks up everything, can't kill it.. tried it as a user, and as root, either way, it won't work, and no, I can't get sound from any other application what so ever.. and the same issue.. cant get the sucker die.. oh well.. any help?
Thanks for your report! It really seems to be the same problem. As of now I'm starting to think that this is really an issue of either xmms, the i810 sound driver or the combination of the two. Should we write to one of the developing teams about this?
No, there are no error messages at all; not even when I started xmms from a terminal. I previously had a bug when compiling the plugin and thus I have already had contact to the author that coded the plugin. So I initially suspected the plugin to be the villain. But after Odubhth4igh reported the same problem with the same audio driver (which is experimental and buggy afaik), I'm not sure as to where I should file a bug report: the plugin author, the xmms team or the guy who did the audio driver... any suggestions? I don't wanna bug ppl unnecessarily.