[Hoary] strange sound problem

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Tue May 10 03:34:57 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-10-05 at 05:08 +0200, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> Daniel Robitaille wrote: 
> > *) in /etc/esound/esd.conf, set auto_spawn=1   (which in my case was my
> > default in Warty but not in Hoary)
> > 
> > *) logout and then login again.
> Thanks Daniel, that solved the problem ! :o)
> Actually, it did MUCH MORE than this !
> A few weeks back I posted here to ask why my favorite Helicopter model
> would sound a lot better on my mates machine than it does on mine. I was
> advised to get a proper sound card and/or speakers.
> Well, somehow, your trick completely unleashed X-Plane. My Heli now
> makes incredibly rich and realistic noises, it is simply superbly
> realistic now, truly marvelous, I am in heaven. 
> So beautifully realistic, it really motivates me to fork out some cash
> (when I have some lying around ie ;o) to buy the full version of
> X-Plane, a decent graphics card and decent pedals/stick/throttle ! :o)
> Thank you so much ! :o)
> --
> Vince, happy bunny

now, the down side of this story :)

If you want to read more on why this is not turned on by default in
Hoary, these 2 bug reports have more detail:


But since "it works for me" (tm)  without any obvious side effects that
I can see/hear, that option has been turned on for my Hoary machine
since January. 

Daniel Robitaille
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