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Old 10-01-2003, 02:55 AM   #1
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Sound - what is using the device?


Hello, I realize that I am going to get a lot of 'search for it' answers, but I haven't been able to find an answer to this question on either this site's forums or google, so here it goes.

I run RedHat 9.0

Sound works fine most of the time, but annoyingly (linux apparently works this way) only one program can be using the sound device at any one time - so...how do I detect what process is using the sound device?


Second question, is there something special about unreal tournament 2003's sound setup such that the normal linux sound setup doesn't work?

Useful info (maybe):
Sound Vendor: SiS
Model: Sis7012 PCI Audio Accelerator
Module: i810_audio

Thank you,
Chris
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:10 AM   #2
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control center > sound and multimedia > sound system
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:27 AM   #3
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Thank you for the quick response, although I seem to be unable to find 'control center" - I use gnome and I don't seem to be able to find anything called sound system.

Sorry for being a newbie,
Chris
 
Old 10-01-2003, 04:21 AM   #4
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well
ummmm
look under menu (the red fedora)

rite in the middle below where it says
system settings
system tools

should be there somewhere
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:41 AM   #5
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It isn't there. I know how to use the menu in gnome, and I see both system tools and system settings, but nowhere to be found is anything called control center. Is there an alternate way of getting to this spot that I could use?

Remeber all I want to know is what is holding onto my sound device, so if there is a command line command I can use, that'll do just fine.

Thank you,
Chris
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:02 PM   #6
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"fuser -v /dev/dsp" to show processes currently using the sound device
"fuser -k /dev/dsp" to kill them
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:46 PM   #7
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Thank you, that works for me. Now the only question is why doesnt' unreal tournament 2003's sound work.

Xmms and quake 3 both play audio just fine, so am I missing a command line argument maybe for ut2003 that would enable the audio?

-Thank you
Chris
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:57 PM   #8
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it may rely on a different sound driver
I have some multitrack software that wants the Jack driver
but it just fusses with arts and oss
so most of the time its off
its not included in your Distribution
look up some documentation on your game see what it uses
 
  


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