[Bug 15700] esound causes desktop session to hang

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------- Additional Comments From martin.pitt at ubuntu.com  2005-10-19 16:08 UTC -------
(In reply to comment #15)
> If I use gstreamer-properties and turn off esd, everything works, though I have
> to admit that I'm not sure what this accomplishes---with esd removed, everything
> works, regardless.

Good to hear. This is in fact the solution we aim at for Dapper. It completely
avoids the silly desktop sound daemon and directly uses the dmix plugin of ALSA.
It just happens to fail on many cards, which is why we used esound for Breezy by

> Or did you mean, kill rather than purge?

It does not make much of a difference. But you can as well purge the package if
you don't need it.

> The backtrace I already replied with certainly makes it look like it's libalsa.

Right, thanks for the BT. Thomas, did you ever see this?

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