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Old 03-25-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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Bah, sound issues.

I find myself having to continously run sndconfig to get my sound working - about 10 times in a row, and sometimes that doesn't work. I figure it is configed, but something is obviously blocking the soundcard or something. Is there any way to "unblock" it or something so I can get everything to work? I believe my soundcard is an Intel i810 AC87 if that helps...
Old 03-25-2004, 06:16 PM   #2
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to kill all applications blocking a device you can use the command "fuser -k /dev/dsp" (replace /dev/dsp by whatever device is blocked)
quote taken from Linux-gamers

Old 03-26-2004, 07:15 AM   #3
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Are you running off the live CD? If so you should try switching to the ALSA sound system. You can do this by adding a boot parameter at startup. See:

The 2.6 kernel comes with ALSA built-in, and support for some newer sound chips seems better. Sndconfig is the ancient thing that Redhat introduced back when getting sound to work in linux at all was a novelty.


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