rhythmbox & esound problem?

Jeroen Janssen japj at xs4all.nl
Sat Mar 5 06:58:05 CST 2005

On Sat, 2005-03-05 at 10:17 +0000, Eamonn Sullivan wrote:
> > When I try to play one the radio stations I get "Failed to write data to the
> > esound daemon". After checkin, I found out it is apparently not installed.
> > Does this sound familiar to anyone here? (since I couldn't find any issues
> > with esound in bugzilla)
> Yes, sounds very familiar. I found these steps work: 
> 1) Set all apps to use EsounD output;
> 2) polypaudio -k
> 3) polypaudio -nF /etc/polypaudio/default.pa
> 4) Desktop>Preferences>Multimedia Systems Selector>Default Sink>ESD>Test
>   should now work
> Then to make it more permanent: Go into System/Preferences/Sound and
> disable sound server startup. Log out and be sure to save settings.
> Log back in and enable sound server startup again. Let me know if that
> works.

This indeed fixed it, I can play audio without any problems now
(although I have no clue at what the actual problem now is).

Thanks very much!

Btw, do you know the cause of the problem? (any chance of this to be
fixed somehow in the installation of Ubuntu?)

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