No sound in consoles

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Mar 29 17:41:49 UTC 2008

On 03/29/2008 06:32 AM, Christian wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I press ctrl-Alt-F1 to bring up the first text console all sound
> that is currently playing in Gnome are stopped.
> If I press alt-F7 to go back to Gnome it starts playing again.
> Also if I start an audio player in a console such as mplayer there is no
> sound.
> However, it works if doing it through a gnome-terminal.
> Any tips on how this can be fixed?
> Many thanks,
> Christian

It's working as designed. A tty consoe is just that, a tty console.
Think of it this way; you are playing Windows Media Player in Windows
XP, you then switch to a DOS prompt - sound stops. You start Windows XP
again - sound starts.

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