Sound problems in 8.04 with Amarok and other programs (multiple sound outputs but only one playing)

Shannon McMackin smcmackin at
Wed Jun 4 19:39:42 UTC 2008

Loïc Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> Since 8.04 (install from scatch) I can't have both Amarok playing and 
> still hear sound from another program (f.e. Firefox 3 playing a flash 
> video), and if a seconf user was watching a Youtube video in Firefox, 
> even if it's on pause I can't output any sound from my session.
> Does anybody knows if there's a howto somewhere about solving these 
> issues, or if there's a simple way to address the mess?
> Thanks in advance,
> Loïc
If I launch FF3 and go to Gmail and the chat sounds play, I no longer 
have any system sounds until I close FF3.  Very odd indeed...

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