[correction] Re: No sound in consoles

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 29 17:49:15 UTC 2008

On 03/29/2008 10:41 AM, NoOp wrote:
> 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.

Well that was a dumb reply & my apologies - I should have tried it first.

If I bring up realplayer and then switch to tty1 ctrl-alt-f1 the music
continues to play. I believe there is an option in mplayer to stop the
sound if you switch screens.

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