problem with starting gnome related to alsa sound detection

Richard E Miles r.godzilla at
Wed May 26 00:21:05 UTC 2004

When I ran startx this morning the X display tried to start a 
gnome-session but hung. I did a ctrl-alt f1 to get to command line mode. 
The following error messages were observed:

a series of messages with
audio-alsa: no cards found! repeated many times. Then the message:

** (gnome-session): warning: ** Esound failed to start
*** attempt to put segment in horiz list twice

Apparently this is enough to not cause gnome to start. I tried startx 
again with the same results.
In desperation I typed reboot. After I logged in I entered startx. This 
time gnome started. Has anyone else had problems with gnome not starting 
because of sound card not being recognized?

Richard Miles
Federal Way, WA
registered linux user 46097

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