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I've been using mand. 2005le for about 3 months and i still have a nagging problem.Apparently at random the kde artsd soundserver crashes, usually when listening to mp3s with amarok.Happens with other media players also.It said it sent a signal sig11 (sigsegv) somewhere?Sorry the popup crash alert box wouldnt allow me to copy the text.
If I restart the box or even the session the sound works again for awhile then crashes.
I'm sorry this is my first experience with linux and I dont know how/where to get a crash report/log file for the events/processes my computer records,If there even is any.
I just installed gdb so I can backtrace the crash when it happens again(hopefully).This may provide some useful info.
I've got a lot of prob with artsd and Mandriva since LE2005. For me, the solution was to turn off the sound system of KDE and remove the sound service from loading at boot. I also changed my sound card driver to ALSA.
Nevertheless, I regularly have to do a "killall artsd" from a terminal when I experiment sound problem with an application. Most of the time, this resolve the prob.
Since arts is no longer supported, I don't know when everyone is going to stop using this unstable sound system....
Open the KDE Control Center and browse to Sound, there you'll find three entries of which one is called Sound System. Select that entry and select the hardware tab. Here you can select the audio device.
Even if you choose another hardware in the sound system, you will have problems with artsd for sure.... Don't forget to type a killall artsd in a terminal if you experiment sound troubles in a software....