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Old 02-17-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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Suse 10.2 - Sound "one sound playing" issue

First time linux user here, just installed Suse 10.2, the sound itself plays fine, except for one thing. I can only use one program at a time that sends sounds to the card.

I like to have teamspeak, music, and sometimes games running at once, so obviously this can be a problem.

I looked around a bit, tried using ESD, but that didn't help (most programs don't have an option to select output device).

In terms of hardware, here's what YaST says I have:

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 02-19-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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If you do not have aRts installed, this is what you need. There is a aRts damon that feeds sounds form several outputs to the sound hardware.

Here is a link -->

It is probably available form your package manager.
Old 02-19-2007, 10:44 PM   #3
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ewhenn@(none):~> artsd &
[1] 5394
ewhenn@(none):~> can't register Arts::MidiManager
There are already artsd objects registered, looking if they are active...

Error: Can't add object reference (probably artsd is already running).
If you are sure it is not already running, remove the relevant files:


[1]+ Exit 1 artsd
ewhenn@(none):~> ps -aux | grep artsd
Warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See
ewhenn 4306 0.0 0.6 11528 6864 ? S 23:14 0:00 /opt/kde3/bin/artsd -F 10 -S 4096 -s 5 -m artsmessage -l 3 -f
ewhenn 5400 0.0 0.0 2856 712 pts/2 R+ 23:42 0:00 grep artsd

So it appears aRts is running... but I still get issues with only one piece of software being able to utilize the card at any given time. I don't see an option on any for the software packages to output sound to arts, only OSS and ALSA. What am I doing wrong??


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