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Old 06-14-2005, 12:16 AM   #1
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sound device in use?

Alright, I'm having a couple of problems, mostly with media. Very lame. Sometimes, and from what I can tell, completely randomly, sound stops working. Sometimes when I boot up the computer sound works, sometimes it doesn't. Mplayer :
[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
alsa-init: 1 soundcard found, using: default
Sound doesn't work with java applets or the standard gnome music player (similar error, device in use).
When I turn off the computer, the computer plays the shut-down sound. I highly doubt it's a hardware problem.
Really, if there's something I can do to figure out what keeps utilizing the sound or whatever I don't mind modifying around it. I just hate rebooting just to get things to work.
Old 06-14-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
mohit dhawan
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type alsamixer in terminal
and see for any muted ooption
Old 06-14-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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stab in the dark here, but I have had problems with ALSA and arts on KDE lately. I disabled ALSA from boot and set it through KDE control panel and it works.... various KDE distros.

Old 06-15-2005, 12:29 PM   #4
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I'm using gnome, but I'll try it


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