Good Fix to Sound Server Problem (was Re: Sound Server vs. Other Solutions?)

thully at umich.edu thully at umich.edu
Thu Dec 16 00:05:40 CST 2004


Why do you say an ESD app is a legacy app?
Also, is there anything wrong or hackish about this solution?
I think it's cleaner than using a wrapper or leaving it along, and it
should be done by default.  So far, no ill effects from it's use - but
now I can use Flash w/sound.
Quoting Jerry Haltom <wasabi at larvalstage.net>:

> I am tempted to say an ESD app *IS* a legacy app. :)
>
> On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 23:18 -0500, thully at umich.edu wrote:
> > I have found a fix to this problem with the sound server in hoary which
> causes
> > it
> > to not allow any non-esd applications to use sound.
> >
> > Simply remove the -d default from the spawn_options line in
> > /etc/esound/esd.conf.
> > This has allowed me to use GNOME event sounds, rhythmbox sound, and the
> sound in
> > Flash works (although a legacy sound app and an esd app can't use the sound
> at
> > the same time).  I also switched from libesd0 to libesd-alsa0 (I'm not
> sure,
> > but
> > it seems that this works better w/ this change - anyway, this should be
> used
> > as Ubuntu uses ALSA, not OSS).
> >
> > Could these changes make it into the default Ubuntu install?
> >
> >
> --
> Jerry Haltom <wasabi at larvalstage.net>
>
>
>
>





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