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Old 05-21-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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XMMS, Kaffeine, Xine combining question...

when i have XMMS running playing my mp3s i can not use kaffeine or xine without those 2 programs locking up hard. to the point i have to killall kaffeine or even worse kill -9 after finding the PID(s). sometimes they will play the movie file through, but lockup at the end of the file, or other times they will just lockup a few seconds into the file.

i think this has something to do with my gaming system as it only happens on this box.

Debian-sarge 2.6.8 kernel
Asus P4P 800 Deluxe MB with the most current BIOS (just flashed it last weekend)
sATA drives (80G for OS and /home, 200G for /stuff)
WD IDE drive 60G /share

$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             5.8G  2.4G  3.2G  44% /
tmpfs                 443M     0  443M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda2              89M   11M   74M  13% /boot
/dev/sda3              68G   12G   53G  18% /home
/dev/sdb2             183G   33M  174G   1% /sharedisk
/dev/hdb1              56G   33M   53G   1% /stuffdisk
do not know if that matters much or not.

using the onboard sound card, KDE with most current apt-get update for my distro. keeping in mind that sarge is 'frozen' atm and only getting major security updates. i can change to sid (unstable) if needed to fix things.

what other info do you need to help you help me solve this issue.

Old 05-21-2005, 07:36 PM   #2
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if you're using kde, then go into all those programs' preferences and tell them to use the arts sound server. if you're not using the arts sound server, you might want to have it start when you log in (disable whatever else sound server you're using now). or if you're using alsa, then figure out if you have mixing ability with alsa and make sure all your programs are using alsa. but i use arts, and make sure that those programs are using arts. for other programs like mozilla, opera, etc... i'll use artsdsp to get sound mixing through arts ( ex. ] $ artsdsp /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla ). some gtk programs like gaim have arts support. amsn uses artsplay to use arts for sounds. but you'll need to figure out how to configure your whatever sound server you're using to keep these resource locking issues from happening.


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