By KindledSpirit ยท 5 replies
Jun 13, 2005
  1. I have just installed a Fedora rpm xmms package (rpm) onto a Redhad Enterprise 4 OS. and when i run the standard version of gaim that comes with RH and XMMS together I loose sound on gaim, untill i close xmms then all the sounds played come through in order....
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You set XMMS to use the raw sound device as its output (OSS or ALSA). This means that when you run XMMS it will grab the soundcard to itself and will not let any other sounds through.

    If you want to play sounds from many programs then you have to use a sound server like arts or esound.
  3. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Ah! That may possibly explain the no sound issue I had some time ago. :)
  4. KindledSpirit

    KindledSpirit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I apprently have Arts on my machine due to KDE doest hat mean that it will only run in the KDE enviroment?

    if not then it's not working somehow because i looked at the plugins for output in XMMS and i found the OSS driver 1.2.2 and something about re-writing. But i didn't find anything to do with arts.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I had the same problem a while back and had to do the same thing to fix it KS.
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can download the arts output plugin from the XMMS homepage and there are esound plugins available too.

    No, you don't have to run KDE to use the arts daemon.
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