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Old 08-12-2006, 04:06 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by thort
  • I disconnected my webcam.
  • Went into Xmms and changed output plugin from OSS to ALSA. Error message and no sound.
  • Even rebooted my system. Still no sound when using ALSA

Do you have some more suggestions?

Well. If you don't have some more suggestions, I can use Xmms with the OSS output plugin.

The problem is, as I stated in the beginning of the thread, suddenly, often after I start my system the OSS plugin stops working, and I must shift to the ALSA plugin to get sound.

Do you have a suggestion what to look into when the now working OSS plugin stops working?

Or, I can post a new reply in the thread when the OSS driver stops working.

I'm thankful for your help. I've learned little more about Linux when trying to sort this problem out, and that's good.

Well other than I see udev running there so it may have something to do with it not working properly but I have no idea as to what you would need to do to fix that, I've never used it so I think I am out of ideas here. You may want to do a search on the actual Ubuntu forum rather than here maybe even ask a question there.
Old 08-13-2006, 08:58 AM   #17
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I wonder, should the problem be xmms related, or system related ?

Have you tried other music readers ?
BMP (beep media player) is a fork of xmms for instance, they are very close, does he bug too ? KDE's Amarok offers the choice for your playing engine, you could try too. If you get the same problem with those, then xmms isn't "guilty"...


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