[correction] Re: No sound in consoles

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 29 18:28:35 UTC 2008

On 03/29/2008 11:06 AM, Christian wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2008-03-29 at 10:49 NoOp wrote:
>>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.
> I just took the mplayer as an example. If you try to play an audio file in the movie player the same result happens.
> The Realplayer you are refering to, is it Helix player?
> Many thanks,
> Christian

It's http://www.real.com/linux/ based on Helix. I get the same (plays in
tty) using rhythmbox etc.

However, there is an option to stop sound on vido when you switch
screens, I just can't remember what the switch is right now. Discovered
it when a relative was viewing porn on desktop 2 & switched to desktop 1
as soon as I came in the room - sound would stop when he switched
desktops. Took me awhile to figure it out.. so I _think_ the same would
apply if he switched to a tty.

Again, apologies for the really, really dumb initial response. I'm on
coffee #2 so hopefully I won't do it again & eventually can figure out
what the sound switch was :-)

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