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Old 08-14-2003, 12:29 AM   #1
SirLancelotX
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Sound doesn't work after some time away.


I'm running Slackware 9.0 and my soundcard is the AC97 onboard sound.

Whenever i start linux and run xmms or mpg321, etc. the sound works just fine. But sometimes i'll leave the computer for a couple hours and when i come back the sound won't work anymore and i'll get the 3 check error:


Please check that:
1. correct output plugin selected
2. no other programs blocking soundcard
3. soundcard is configured properly

Thanks,
Lance
 
Old 08-14-2003, 02:32 AM   #2
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What window manager are you using?

If you're using gnome, kde, or enlightenment, they use what's called a soundserver. It'd be either aRTs for kde, or ESound for the others.

run the command
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ps aux
and see if it returns any processes running called "artsd" or "esd" with any options or not.

I've had problems with soundservers and my onboard VIA ac97 card.

It's a pain, because without a soundserver of sorts only one application can use the soundcard at a time, but with the soundserver, I get all kinds of errors. I'm using the OSS/Free drivers with the kernel, because ALSA gives me very fuzzy nasty sound.

-Shade

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Old 08-14-2003, 02:10 PM   #3
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I got tired of the mismash way soundserver worked in Redhat 8.0, so under KDE preferences sound, I disabled SoundServer on startup (I used to ocassionally get the errors you had above). I then changed xmms to oss output plugin and have never had a problem since. I didn't have to change any other app like mplayer, xmovie, etc. The worked fine without the soundserver.

Regarding the multiple access of the card, maybe Soundserver was supposed to mix the two 'cleaner' but I can listen to music AND hear the sound affects in Tuxracer, they get mixed, but I got to hear myself collecting those fish!

RO
 
Old 08-14-2003, 02:32 PM   #4
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I'm using Blackbox. I'm kinda confused on what to do, everyone's saying something different. Lol.

Lance
 
Old 08-14-2003, 02:46 PM   #5
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I think the bottom line that we are saying is try disabling the aRts soundserver if it is running, remembering to update your xmms plug in to NOT connect to the sounderserver, if so configured. How you do that in Slack, I would check their web site.

RO
 
  


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