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    sound problems

    I am rather new to Linux and I have been trying to find help with a sound problem. I am running Mandrake 8.1 but I cannot get the sound to work properly. I get music when I log on or off of KDE but that is the only sound I get. In Gnome I get nothing, not even the login/logout music. All the sounds on Enlightenment seem to work (although I don't really like that desktop).

    When I use the control center it tells me my sound card is properly configured. However when I go into the KDE or Gnome config tools to try and get sound going all I get is the following message: " sound server fatal error: cpu overload, aborting".

    Does anyone know what this message means or how I can get the sound working in KDE or Gnome. I figure if the sound card was not working I would not get login/logout music. Also, I would not be able to play audio cd's which I can do with (relatively) few problems.

    I have read my Mandrake users guide and tried to research Linux error message on google but I have not found anything to help. Any suggestions would be most welcome. klrmar ???

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    Re: sound problems

    probably a problem with arts (the KDE sound server)

    open a terminal, and type this
    killall artsd

    then try something that uses sound and let us know if it works

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    Re: sound problems

    when I typed killall arts in console I got this message:

    "arts: no process killed". What does that mean? klrmar

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    I had a similar problem not long ago, had to do with rights. Try doing a chmod 777 /dev/mixer or chmod 777 /dev/dsp

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    I had a similar problem not long ago, had to do with rights. Try doing a chmod 777 /dev/mixer or chmod 777 /dev/dsp
    Better to add yourself to the audio group

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    Re: sound problems

    when I typed killall arts in console I got this message:

    "arts: no process killed". What does that mean? klrmar
    i said killall artsd

    [edit] oh, and the "no process killed" message means that there was no process called arts... that's cuz the process is called artsd [/edit]

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    Re: sound problems

    oops!!!! let me try that one again. klrmar :-[

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    Re: sound problems

    I killed artd which kill all sound. I then rebooted. When the reboot finished I was able to go into KDE config and it now appears most of the sound are working (i.e., login/logoff, screen changes, windows openning and closing). This is real progress. I am still having some problems with Gnome but I will keep experienting to see if I can figure them out. Many thanks for help. klrmar

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