[ubuntu-za] Music players recently broken in Intrepid?

Chris Schoonbee cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za
Tue Apr 21 19:13:33 BST 2009

I am using the default, pulse audio, because I have had no problems 
until now and so no need to change anything.  I am guessing a recent 
update has broken something.  But then I would expect some other users 
to see the same symptom.

Sudhashen Naicker wrote:
> R u using pulse audio? I've had the same experience after an update and changed to alsa. But I'm using hardy.
> ------Original Message------
> From: Chris Schoonbee
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
> ReplyTo: Ubuntu South African Local Community
> Sent: Apr 21, 2009 19:20
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Music players recently broken in Intrepid?
> I was  wondering if anyone has experienced a similar problem recently 
> with Intrepid:
> I have not played music on my system for almost a week I guess.  My 
> usual music player is Rhythmbox.  Anyway, today I tried to play some 
> files from my music library.  I could select the tracks to play but when 
> I tried to play them, the Play button darkened but the program froze and 
> did nothing.  Pressing the window exit button resulted in a "Program not 
> responding" message.  Rebooting did not  make the behaviour disappear.  
> I then tried another music player installed on my system (Evaille, I 
> think it is called - I am writing this from my Jaunty partition which 
> does not give the problems described.)  It also froze whenever I tried 
> to play music. 
> Within the last week I have also had two or three system freezes  in 
> intrepid (can't get to virtual consoles) with screen corruption which 
> seem to occur when Firefox is the active window.  I do not know if this 
> is related.
> Has anyone perhaps seen similar symptoms?
> Chris Schoonbee

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