Finally managed to install

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Mon Sep 20 06:55:45 UTC 2004

Hi Kim!

On 2004-09-19  9:09 +0100, vexborg at wrote:

> The only thing bugs me now, is the fact, when I try to play an .mp3
> file in either Music PLayer or Totem (which I think is the default
> in my setup), the players refuse to play any music - Music Player
> gives these errors "OSS device "/dev/dsp" is already in use by
> another program." and "Could not pause playback" - besides from
> that, nothing happens.
> Totem gives this error "And error occured - Resource busy or not
> available.", and when I click ok, Totem shuts down.

These probles are known:

We will eventually switch to ALSA completely to fix these bugs.

> I know that my sound devices works, although they are rather
> distorted - my system uses an VIA VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller,

I have the very same chip and it works perfectly out of the box.
rhythmbox should work well, can you please try that? (Applications ->
Multimedia -> Music player).

> Would it help, if I installed a sound card based on the CT5880 chip?
> I happens to have an old Creative Sound Blaster 128 PCI card in a
> box...

I don't think so. As long as /dev/dsp exists on your system, the sound
card has been recognized and should (generally) work.


Martin Pitt             
Ubuntu Developer  
Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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