> I'm trying to get sound working right with xchat, so that I can have xchat
> running amd my colleagues can get my attention although I mightn't be
> looking at the xchat window. I have xchat set up so that it uses esdplay to
> play a sound but sometimes I hear nothing. A little testing reveals that
> sometimes esdplay dies with /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy when I run
> it from a shell. This happens when nothing else is playing any sounds, and
> I've noticed that it seems to happen after a console beep has played and
> I've also observed that when esdplay is not able to play, freeamp won't play
> either. What gives here ? It seems that I won't be able to have freeamp
> playing and hear an IRC ping because when freeamp is playing, I always get
> the above error message from esdplay. Can't the sound driver handle two
> sources or what ?
>> Save me from having to use my Mac for IRC - two screens is already enough on
> my desk.
>you use KDE don't you? Try artsplay/artsdsp...
esd and arts do the same thing, and arts seems more reasonable at it.
(also, the ensoniq 1371 I have in work has /dev/dsp and /dev/dsp1, so you
could set the spawn options for esd to use that if you wanted, and had a
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