On Sat, 21 May 2005, Les Davis wrote:
> getting an error saying "check that no other program is blocking
> sound card".
> Is there a config file I can set up? or do I need to
> uninstall mplayer? I would like to have a couple of media programs
> I can run on my machine. Thanks in advance. Les
You need to tell xmms and mplayer to use a 'sound server'. Depending
on which desktop and distro you're using, that would be 'arts' or
'esd'. KDE is nearly always 'arts', GNOME used to be 'esd' and still
is, but I think it's trying to move to 'esd'.
In xmms, right click and go to preferences and find where you can
open the window to select 'output module', set it to libarts if you
use KDE, libesd if GNOME.
Mplayer: use '-ao esd' or '-ao arts' I think.
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