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Old 07-11-2007, 07:56 AM   #1
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sw12: arts errors

I am using a clean install of slackware 12 and am getting pop-ups about arts errors.

I thought that Slackware 12 was using ALSA. I even see arts when entering a 'ps -A'. What's up?
Old 07-11-2007, 11:05 AM   #2
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i do have that kind of problem and probably (just my guess) it's because the installation uses huge-kernels. When i compile 2.6.22 from source, it disappeared. I don't know if this is the right solution, but give it a try
Old 07-23-2007, 03:20 PM   #3
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Possible solution - at least it worked for me


I encountered the same problem. Finally I started artsd in a console window and was pointed to a missing "" when trying to play a mp3-file with Noatun.

Solution which gives me full sound support: Get the latest xine-lib 1.1.7 sources and compile it. the and symlinks are written to /usr/local/lib by "make install", but I think you'll need symlinks and in /usr/lib. If you do that, Amarok will play, too.

Hope it helps,

Old 07-24-2007, 04:58 AM   #4
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I have here:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     17 2007-06-29 22:28 /usr/lib/ ->*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     17 2007-06-29 22:28 /usr/lib/ ->*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 290828 2007-06-12 07:47 /usr/lib/*
Nothing seems to be missing from the default install of Slackware 12.0.

Cheers, Eric


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