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Old 07-15-2003, 06:41 AM   #1
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Smile Sound : run artswrapper at boot-time

I had a problem with my onboard sound card (SiS 7012 on Asus P4S8X-X), but I read here that I only had to upgrade the whole alsa thing.

That's what I did ; I compiled all the stuff and installed it, following the directions from a short HOWTO from ALSA's website, and I modified my /etc/modules.conf
I have devfs, so I was not supposed to run snddevices but I had to so as to create the links in /dev/

The problem is : when KDE starts, there's no sound and I have a message :
Cannot set real-time scheduling priority
You need to run artswrapper as root

So I run artswrapper in a console as root.
Then it works (although I don't recover the mixer settings) : mp3, CD, system sounds, it all works fine, except that I keep getting messages : the sound server is suspended.
(While the sound keeps playing).

My questions :
Is it normal that I have to run that artswrapper program ? If so, in what script shall I put it (and with what syntax) so that it runs once and for all at boot-time ?
Don't I have something screwed with the sound server ?


Asus P4S8X-X - Intel P4 2.4GHz - 1 Gb memory - nVidia GeForce4 Mx440 - LG CD-writer and DVD-player - 60Gb hd
Linux Mandrake 9.0 - Kernel 2.4.19-16mdk
alsa 0.9.5
Old 08-02-2003, 12:22 PM   #2
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any response or progress?

Hi - wondering the same thing here. If I start in Gnome, it seems o.k., but KDE gives me the errors and says I must run ARTSWRAPPER as root....

Mandrake 9.1
Old 08-04-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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I have the same error message at boot, but my sound is fine. Occaisionally, if I am running alot of software and that includes a video, my sound will be choppy, but more ram will probably fix that (I only have 32MB).
Old 08-04-2003, 06:05 PM   #4
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In the menu editor, remove the soundwrapper for each application. Next in KDE, disable artsd by going to Kgear_Icon -> Configuration -> KDE -> Sound. In the Mandrake Control Center, disable artsd, enable sound, and enable ALSA in services.

To play multiple sounds using ALSA, read information on .asoundrc at ALSA site. Look for dmix.

To save your volume settings, use kmix and click on save settings as default. I think alsamixer can do this too.

BTW, Kgear_Icon is the icon on the task bar or panel.


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