[K12OSN] Terminal Sound Problems

John Montoya jomonto at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 21:37:32 UTC 2008


>>>> 1. System,>Preferences,>More Preferences,>Multimedia Systems
Selector,> Click on Output,> Click your drop down arrow and make sure

***  Done, was not selected - but this didn't change anything.

>>>>> 2. in a terminal do ' yum install xmms ' - Once installed open
xmms  - Click drop down arrow,>Options,>Preferences,> Select esd for
"Output plugin,>>

** I installed without incident - but I do not have "esd" plug in
option listed. - only ALSA, Disk Writer, and OSS Driver. So I can not
proceed with the xmms tests you suggested.

>>>>> 3. http://wiki.ltsp.org/twiki/bin/view/Ltsp/Sound#ESD_can_t_play_sound

** I did go to the link you suggested and made the changes to the
rc.sound file - and that worked ! So now I have system sounds (like
startup, and window clicks, etc). But I can not get any sounds from
the games / programs. I also can not get anything from web pages

When I try to start a program - for instance - blinKen - I get... a
message dialog box from artsmessage -
"Error while initializing the sound driver: device/dev/dsp can't be
opened (No such file or directory)

So apparently I'm much closer now... but still something is amiss-

thanks for your help so far,


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