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Old 07-30-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Question Slackware64-current KDE4 Soundserver problem (esd / eSound)


Hello,
I running Slackware64-current with KDE4,
all is working fine, but I recovered a
issue with the esd / eSound Soundserver.
It don't boot up, and KDE won't use him
so I get an error:

Code:
The audio playback device "esound (ESD)" does not work.
If I manually try to start esd, no error will
be printed on a terminal, but a search for him
in the output of "ps aux" gives the result, the
daemon isn't running.

It esd outdated? Should I use another soundserver?
And if yes witch is good to use? But please no Arts,
because it will not be further developed. =/ In KDE3
he worked quiet well, even with surround.

Please, give me some advice. =)
Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Jack.

Last edited by Jack128; 08-13-2009 at 11:57 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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ESD doesn't work here neither....
 
Old 08-03-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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Ok, I thought there were an error in my
configuration. So witch soundserver should
I use now? Arts and Esd are outdated. Can
someone recommend me a good soundserver?

Thanks for the info grissiom.

Best regards,
Jack.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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Phonon replaced fARTs in KDE4. Personally, I've never used a sound server, and this is the first thing I either remove or disable. Pure alsa does the job for me
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:21 PM   #5
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aRts was fine in KDE3. Never had trouble with
it, and it was easy to use too. Phonon is
only an Multimedia-API, not an soundserver.
So I don't think Phonon supports realtime
mixing, so I would need a soundserver, because
my hardware don't support hardware mixing.

I've read a lot about JACK and PulseAudio,
and now I would try PulseAudio first.

Best regards,
Jack.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 05:30 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack128 View Post
Phonon is
only an Multimedia-API, not an soundserver.
Best regards,
Jack.
Phonon
A cross-platform multimedia API, interfacing with existing frameworks, such as gstreamer and xine engines. KDE 2 and 3 depended on aRts for sound. Phonon replaces it.

http://userbase.kde.org/Glossary


If your soundcard does not support hardware mixing, you might have trouble with jack. I reserve the right to keep silent about Pulse audio. Even the pulse devs will tell you it should not be included. If you go for pulse audio - be sure to research the security flaws, and ways to patch it.

--------edit-------
Forgot this -
I see that arts was a sound server, and Phonon replaces it - but is not a sound server. What is KDE using as a sound server now?

Last edited by disturbed1; 08-03-2009 at 05:45 PM. Reason: -----
 
Old 08-04-2009, 02:17 AM   #7
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Phonon supports aRts, JACK, ESD and PulseAudio.
You can choose free, but aRts and ESD are outdated,
so I got only JACK and PulseAudio as option.

I've read the infos / warnings about PulseAudio.
So only JACK remains. =(

Best regards,
Jack.
 
  


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