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  1. #1
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    xmms stops playing after a certain time.

    Im using Fedora core 2 , kde desktop.
    eSound Output Plugin 1.2.10 []
    Intel Corp
    82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 audio controller

    After about an hour i get a window pop up saying

    couldn't open audio
    Please check that:

    Your soundcard is configured properly
    You have the correct output plugin selected
    No other program is blocking the soundcard

    anyone else had this issue or anyone have any ideas that could help me?
    Id be very grateful for any help.

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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Montreal, Canada
    eSound Output Plugin 1.2.10 []
    Well, I would certainly use Alsa instead of esd.
    With that sound chipset you will need to configure Dmix though.
    Creating a file /etc/asound.conf with the correct settings...

    It is really the best solution in the long term.

    Check out

    So just install
    alsa-oss alsaplayer mpg321 alsaplayer-alsa alsa-base alsa-utils kmix
    Then you're /etc/asound.conf should look like that

    pcm.ossmix {
        type dmix
        ipc_key 1024 # must be unique!
        slave {
            pcm "hw:0,0"      # you cannot use a "plug" device here, darn.
            period_time 0
            period_size 1024 # must be power of 2
            buffer_size 8192  # dito. It
           #format "S32_LE"
           #periods 128 # dito.
           #rate 8000 # with rate 8000 you *will* hear,
           # if ossmix is used :)
        # bindings are cool. This says, that only the first
        # two channels are to be used by dmix, which is
        # enough for (most) oss apps and also lets 
        # multichannel chios work much faster:
        bindings {
            0 0 # from 0 => to 0
            1 1 # from 1 => to 1
    pcm.dsp0 {
        type plug
        slave.pcm "ossmix" # use our new PCM here
    # mixer0 like above
    ctl.mixer0 {
        type hw
        card 0
    # You may want to make your new ossmix the default for alsa.
    # If your alsa programs are complaining that they can't open
    # your sound devices, try uncommenting this next line
    #pcm.default pcm.dsp0
    Then reboot!
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    i have yum for core 2 and it cant find alsaplayer
    looked for rpm and there is only the core 4 version

    im still learning

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  5. #4
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    kept reading and found a program called BMP, its a xmms look alike
    installed easily, and looks good , heeps of plugins.

    just what the doctor ordered.

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