Re: Still having trouble with sound in Gnome
- From: Elliot Lee <sopwith redhat com>
- To: Dan Hensley <dan hensley att net>
- cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Still having trouble with sound in Gnome
- Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 20:13:12 -0400 (EDT)
On Sat, 16 Oct 1999, Dan Hensley wrote:
> As of Gnome 1.0.40, sound is broken on my system. When esd is
> running, nothing at all will play. It doesn't matter if I launch it to
> use tcp or unix sockets. I can play an mp3 file with a version of
> mpg123 compiled not to use esd, when esd is not running. As soon as I
> launch esd, it gives me the startup tones. Then when I try to use
> esdplay or anything else, I get the message that /dev/dsp is busy.
> fuser says that esd has control over that device, but apparently it has
> absolute control because nothing else can use it. One interesting thing
> I noticed is that if I kill esd, when I use esdplay a sound comes out.
> What gives with that?
It is just opening /dev/dsp directly.
> Here's part of an strace output of esd, right after it gets done
> playing the startup tones but before I kill it. Can anyone tell me if
> this looks right?
I'm pretty sure I already pointed out that trying to connect to the TCP/IP
port and not trying the UNIX socket. AFAIK nobody else can reproduce the
> I believe the problem is due to something the 1.0.40 install process did
> to my system, not the daemon or library itself.
Unfortunately, it's pretty much "your problem" :(
Good luck, :\
-- Elliot http://developer.gnome.org/
The first thing a programmer needs to admit is that any program is by far
more complex than his own mind. Thats why he partitions it into neat
pieces and avoids complexity.
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