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Old 04-12-2005, 02:15 PM   #1
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XMMS no longer opens sound device


I recently installed Fedora Core 3, and in order to be able to play MP3s, I installed the xmms-mp3 package. XMMS was working fine at first, and now it says it can't open the sound device. I know my sound works, because I can run Fedora's soundcard detection program, and it is able to play the test sound. I don't know why XMMS wouldn't be able to play sound anymore.. Event sounds for Gnome play just fine. I did install the Fedora updates soon after I installed it, and I was thinking that maybe the new kernel did it somehow, but even if I boot to the original kernel, XMMS won't play audio.

I've tried changing the permissions for /dev/dsp and /dev/audio, but that didn't help. I also tried removing and re-installing xmms and xmms-mp3.. No luck. Any ideas?
 
Old 04-12-2005, 03:38 PM   #2
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I have had this problume also sometimes. But its only witha few mp3's sometimes i have to close Xmms and then reopen it to get it to work. not sure if that helps you or not.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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Yeah, it's a similar problem I'm having. Most of the time it doesn't work now. And I'm not sure what the problem is.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 04:36 PM   #4
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Try killing artsd server

ps -x|grep artsd

kill pid

and then xmms

It worked for me
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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XMMS no longer opens sound device

Possibly the answer to your question may be found here:
http://www.xmms.org/faq.php#Running4
 
  


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