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Old 06-01-2003, 03:27 PM   #1
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sound server

I'm using Mandrake 9.1 w/ KDE.
My question is with the arts sound server.

It has always seemed unreliable. Many programs, like XMMS, Quake, etc., don't natively support arts, so I have to emulate it with 'artsdsp [-m] [program]'. This seems like a hack, though, and it creates lag in the sound.
Also programs will stop outputing sound altogether, unless I the arts sound server from scratch.

Are there any other common sound servers like arts, but are more reliable?
Old 06-02-2003, 12:11 AM   #2
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There's another sound server called "esd" that Gnome uses. Another options is to just disable "arts" because most programs support the underlying "oss" system.
Old 06-02-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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Try K-Menu,Control Center,Sound,Sound Server,Sound IO:Sound IO Method:Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA).If it doesn't work try to install ALSA.It fixed my problems with arts(and other programs).After installation of ALSA volume control is 0.K-Menu,Multimedia,Sound,Aumix or Kmix(sound mixer)to adjust volume.K-Menu,Control Center,Sound,Mixer to Save settings and Load Volume at login.You have to download 3 drivers (cca 2 MB)from ,and read manual.It all is not easy.


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