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    Hi, i am wondering how on linux you flush the soundcard buffer, as when i for example view a looping animation, the sound continues playing even after closing the app. any help would be appreciated.

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    Which app is this?

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    I've sometimes had the issue when, even after closing Firefox, there is an instance of mplayer up (presumably to play my Internet sounds).

    Check to see if any sort of audio player is running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    I've sometimes had the issue when, even after closing Firefox, there is an instance of mplayer up (presumably to play my Internet sounds).

    Check to see if any sort of audio player is running.
    In that case, try opening a terminal and typing "killall mplayer"

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    Audio and animations on the WWW are not cool. Don't use them. They're annoying.

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    i've had that problem...i just opened a song (it was an mp3 btw) and the looping noise stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a thing
    Audio on the WWW is not cool. Don't do it. It's annoying.
    ditto

    I've seen it before, and when you try to focus on reading smoething on the page... so long.

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    hmm, something similar happened to me. I was listening to a cd, killed the app and the sound still played. Just kill the media player your using.

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    And while were talking, if you have a X app which won't stop when you "kill" it (happens some rare times), use "xkill", and press the left mouse button inside the window. Took me several months to find out.

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