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Old 08-11-2004, 04:08 PM   #1
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No sounds in GAIM.


ok. Im running SuSE 9.1, and i built gaim 0.80 from source. Compiled nice, but i notice i have no sounds. I went and hit it to COMMAND in preferences, and set all the sounds to default. ok theoredically it should work....but every time gaim goes to make a sound, it says "Cannot execute child process" (permission denied). So i log in as root, and set all the sounds to Executeable...go back into normal user...and it no longer complains, i just get no sounds. Also, when i set it to use other sounds (like from trillian) nothing happens...it doesnt complain..i dont have any sound problems in any other programs....actually my soundcard works better under linux...

Im assuming im missing some sort of dependency when i built it? Thanks in advance guys.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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Are you running another program that use the sound card ? like xmms in the bakground ? If Yes be sure to pass through a sound server
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:04 PM   #3
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..what do you mean pass through a sound server? like Alsa?
 
Old 08-12-2004, 05:26 PM   #4
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like eSound or artdsp.


In fact on many soundcard Linux can't do "hardware mixing" so you can't play two sounds at a time.
You need a sound server to mix these sounds so only one is sent to the card.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 07:54 PM   #5
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ohhh that explains that problem.....yea i noticed i dont always have sound in Kopete..thats why ok..that helps

but even when im not in XMMS i cant get sound in gaim
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:24 AM   #6
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What are the sounds rights ? it should be 755
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:53 AM   #7
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sound rights? (im still sort of a noob)

appreciate the help.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 01:47 AM   #8
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Files permissions :

they should be : rwxr-xr-x
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:06 PM   #9
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well ive tried yoper (just to see how fast it is) and i sitll have the same problem....any ideas guys?
 
  


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