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Old 03-10-2007, 12:52 AM   #1
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sound error - arts message


Every time I boot Linux and the sound is required, I get a repeated error-artsmessage that says "sound server fatal error: cpu overload, aborting". Of course, this is accompanied by no sound. I am brand new to Linux and trying to figure this out. Any ideas how to fix this problem would be appreciated.

I am using:

AMD Athon XP 1700+
256 mb ram
VIA82xx AC97 audio
Slackware 11
Kernel Linux darkstar 2.4.33.3

I have gone through alsaconf and alsamixer to no avail.

Thanks in advance for you help
Groovy
 
Old 03-10-2007, 01:07 AM   #2
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You may have the wrong server selected for aRTS. So go to the KDE Control Center > Sound and Multimedia > Sound System > Hardware tab. Be sure to choose ALSA (abbr) from the drop down list of audio devices. The default setting is 'Autodetect' and this may be the problem.
 
Old 03-10-2007, 08:46 AM   #3
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Also you need to make sure your user has group audio added to him. If sound works as root this is most likely the cause.
 
  


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