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Old 03-22-2004, 02:18 AM   #1
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Why is my /dev/dsp always busy ?


After installing KDE3.2, my soundcard behaves wrongly.

It seems that some background program that is always running at startup and occupy the /dev/dsp. I cannot use xmms for music anymore (it works before upgrading to kde3.2).
Everytime I try xmms, it said "your soundcard /dev/dsp is busy..."

The same happens to kaffeine and mplayer.

How do we detect what program is using /dev/dsp and disable it ?

Thanks alot for your advice.
Old 03-22-2004, 03:13 AM   #2
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It's almost definitely artsd.

Try killing it, and see if that makes a difference. Also, you can turn it off in the Control Center -> Sounds and Multimedia -> Sound System. Deselect 'Enable the sound system'.



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