no sound after suspend

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sun Sep 24 17:07:43 UTC 2006

On Sun, 24 Sep 2006 15:07:08 +0100
bignickel <ulist at> wrote:

> I'm also a big fan of the killall esd command.  My sound is always
> broken after a return from suspend, and this usually seems to do the
> trick.  I admit I'm a little ignorant about esd/alsa, but from what I
> understand esd is pretty much obsolete but some programs (including
> skype I think) still use it.  Anyone with more knowledge care to
> comment?
I don't claim more knowledge, but I've been trying to think of something
useful that esd does on my system - apart from system sounds, which I find
irritating anyway, I can't think of anything :)

The new version of Skype is alsa-aware, by the way, so it's now possible
to run skype and have other sounds simultaneously. 

If anyone can give use cases where esd is still required, that would be
interesting. I imagine it may be hardware-specific since some sound cards
can't use alsa with dmix directly, if I understand correctly...


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