/dev/dsp busy problem ?

Geert Braekmans geert.braekmans at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 13:17:06 GMT 2005

it should be in sound options that you use arts(d) isntead of oss or alsa or
If that doesn't work you could always try to enabling software mixing  in
alsa (this might not work...).

There should be some tutorials on the net for it, just google for it.

Every app using dsp locks the sound to that app, this is on most soundcards
(not on those expensive creative ones). Arts is an daemon that enables
software mixing. So if you specify your output driver as alsa or even better
arts you haven't got the problem. Oss method is since the 2.6 kernel
depreceated, but some apps (mostly commercial ones) rely on it. So that's in
short why couldn't hear anything...

As always, I am not the best in making things clear, but hey you should know
a bit more of your linux system.


On 12/30/05, dave s <kubuntu at pusspaws.net> wrote:
> On Friday 30 Dec 2005 12:43, Geert Braekmans wrote:
> > How about a "killall artsd" and try again?
> >
> > Geert.
> >
> That sorted it, however KDE is now mute Is there any way of making them
> play
> together ?
> Dave
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