On 3/14/06, romel dutta <romel.dutta(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I have got a peculiar problem.
Usually i work in gnome,and there only i listen to songs and movies in
Oneday,i went to kde and tried playing songs in xmms there in kde..,but to
my horror,it showed device not detected ,and souncard busy.Then again i
came back to Gnome,and tried playing xmms,and to my surprise no sound was
coming..!!!! ,but the song is seen to be played.in the xmms player..,ditto
with mplayer too....But,in other OS,i.e Windows i face no problem.
The reason should be pretty simple. The sound output server xmms might have
used would be esd under Gnome, which does not run under KDE by default.
When you switched back to gnome arts sound daemon had probably captured the
The simplest way would be to use esd in both gnome and kde. Disable arts
in kde. run esd and your sound should be back.
Its indeed scary to program without music :)