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Old 08-27-2004, 01:05 PM   #1
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mplayer makes sound after it quit abnormally

my mplayer quit abnormally,and when i use it again ,it can't make sound , display a dialog "audio_setup:Can't open audio device /dev/dsp:device or source is busy".
And i can't use xmms to play music,there is no sound.
Old 08-27-2004, 08:14 PM   #2
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Start it from an xterm and see if it is exiting cleanly when you close it.
Old 08-28-2004, 05:16 PM   #3
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Kill any leftover mplayer processes, they're probably holding /dev/dsp open. Use fuser /dev/dsp to see if any other process is using it.


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