No audio on HP xw4200 (hoary)

albi albi at
Thu Sep 22 13:02:21 UTC 2005

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 14:47:06 +0200
Nicola Masiero <nmasiero at> wrote:

> When I try to play an song, for example with Totem, I receve the
> follow error message:
> "Totem could not startup.
> ALSA device "default is already in use by another program."
> I don't know who are using Alsa device...
> I can't hear any sound with other program (xine, mpg321, etc.).

you could try the following :

- change "esd" into "alsa" in /etc/libao.conf
- open a terminal, type : killall -9 esd
- then try to play something again

grtjs, albi
gpg-key: lynx -dump | gpg --import

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