Getting hopeless on Hoary

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at
Sat Mar 12 22:21:50 UTC 2005

 > - Today I discovered that RealPlayer 10 doesn't work. I tried removing
> and reinstalling. I tried Real's installer and I tried alien on the
> rpms (both methods seem to result in identical setups). When I type
> realplay in a shell, it just hangs before anything displays. When i
> try strace on it, I don't see anything out of the ordinary, it just
> hangs  in the middle of a waitpid ("waitpid(-1, ").

I had the same problem with Realplayer in Hoary (but not Warty) when I
switched back from polypaudio to esound.. To solve it I add to set 
in /etc/esound/esd.conf  (and then log again)

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