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Old 12-15-2002, 02:57 PM   #1
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arts problem -- (no sounds)

At one point my sound was working just fine in KDE (so I know this isn't a hardware problem), but then I decided to give gnome a try. I couldn't get sound to work on gnome so I tried installing a new version of xmms and its plugins. I couldn't get it to work so I tried to undo everything that I did and then went back to KDE.

Now my sound won't work. In fact, xmms will hang unresponsively when I play anything. My web browsers with flash plugins (mozilla_1.1 and netscape_x.x) also hang at certain websites--I think this is because they are trying to play sounds. I can, however, play audio CDs -- I think this is because they don't go through the software, right?

When I turned up the verbosity of arts to "informative," I get the following two messages at startup:

file format extension kde/share/sounds/ unsupported

Can't set real-time scheduling priority.

You need to run artswrapper as root or

setuid root.  This means that you will 

likely not be able to produce acceptable 

sound (i.e. without clicks and breaks).
I tried doing what the second one said, but it didn't help. Does anyone know what might be going on?
Old 01-06-2003, 12:20 AM   #2
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Well. No one was really interested in this, but I was able to figure out my problem, anyway. So for all that searched the archives to find their problem and found this:

I had forgotten that I had done a couple of updates. I ended up updating kde for a new kernel (I think), but I didn't use the new kernel because I didn't have a compatible wireless driver for it. When I got that and used the newer kernel, sound worked just fine. I almost didn't notice at first!

Those arts warning messages still showed up, so they were actually red herrings.

PS I've now switched to gnome (If only I could get galeon to work.....:-)
Old 01-06-2003, 01:09 PM   #3
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Hey, for gnome try garnome. I was playing with a galeon beta today and it's getting very slick - note GNOME2 is soooo much better than 1.4 it's not even funny.

You can ignore the arts warnings if you have a decent machine.
Old 01-07-2003, 03:35 PM   #4
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Hmmmm. I'm a little scared of trying to start GNOME2. Especially after I have almost everything working satisfactorily.

My problems with Galeon seem to be related to my installation of Mozilla. Since I downloaded binaries but not rpms, Galeon complained when I tried to install its rpms that I didn't have a current enough version of mozilla -- even though I have 1.2.1 working, which should work with Galeon 1.2.7, right?

I was able to work around it by telling Gnome to use Mozilla just about all the time. I realize that this is overkill, but it was all I could do for now.


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