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Hi! I don't know what i did. I can't play music or watch videos anymore. I've a problem with mcop (i got an error, saying something with arts and it ...
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    no sound, no video anymore pls help!!


    Hi!
    I don't know what i did. I can't play music or watch videos anymore. I've a problem with mcop (i got an error, saying something with arts and it can't use mcop)... and i changed the owners from root to a normal user and no error came later.
    But i can play anythung with xmms or mplayer. I don't get an error, simply doesnt come any sound or the video files are like frozen.
    So, i know its something with arts, so i run artsd status:
    unix_connect: can't connect to server (unix:/tmp/mcop-oswaldo/zi011_glhnet_mhm_de-204b-419cc8b0)
    ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:521snd_pcm_hw_prepare) SNDRV_PCM_IOCTL_PREPARE failed: Invalid argument
    artsd: pcm.c:662: snd_pcm_close: Assertion `pcm' failed.
    Aborted
    Pls Help!

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    hi once again!
    i forgot to post my .xsessions-errors:
    Code:
    xset:  bad font path element (#88), possible causes are:
        Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
        Directory missing fonts.dir
        Incorrect font server address or syntax
    xset:  bad font path element (#88), possible causes are:
        Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
        Directory missing fonts.dir
        Incorrect font server address or syntax
    xset:  bad font path element (#88), possible causes are:
        Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
        Directory missing fonts.dir
        Incorrect font server address or syntax
    startkde: Starting up...
    QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    kbuildsycoca running...
    buffering: fragsize:4096 fragstotal:10
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::writerThread() thread started
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): leaving
    AudioIO::close(): entering
    unix_connect: can't connect to server (unix:/tmp/mcop-oswaldo/zi011_glhnet_mhm_de-1eea-4194ea25)
    Launched ok, pid = 7915
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::stopThread() entering
    waiting for writerThread to finish
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::writerThread() thread stopped
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::stopThread(): leaving
    AudioIO::close(): leaving
    buffering: fragsize:4096 fragstotal:10
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::writerThread() thread started
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): leaving
    AudioIO::close(): entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::stopThread() entering
    waiting for writerThread to finish
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::writerThread() thread stopped
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::stopThread(): leaving
    AudioIO::close(): leaving
    buffering: fragsize:4096 fragstotal:10
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::writerThread() thread started
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): leaving
    There are already artsd objects registered, looking if they are active...
    ... cleaned 5 unused mcop global references.
    
    buffering: fragsize:4096 fragstotal:10
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::writerThread() thread started
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): leaving
    AudioIO::close(): entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::stopThread() entering
    waiting for writerThread to finish
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::writerThread() thread stopped
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::stopThread(): leaving
    AudioIO::close(): leaving
    buffering: fragsize:4096 fragstotal:10
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::writerThread() thread started
    AudioIOOSSThreaded::startThread(): leaving
    AudioIO::close(): entering
    QFont&#58;&#58;setPointSize&#58; Point size <= 0 &#40;-3&#41;
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;stopThread&#40;&#41; entering
    waiting for writerThread to finish
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;writerThread&#40;&#41; thread stopped
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;stopThread&#40;&#41;&#58; leaving
    AudioIO&#58;&#58;close&#40;&#41;&#58; leaving
    buffering&#58; fragsize&#58;4096 fragstotal&#58;10
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;startThread&#40;&#41;&#58; entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;writerThread&#40;&#41; thread started
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;startThread&#40;&#41;&#58; leaving
    There are already artsd objects registered, looking if they are active...
    
    Error&#58; Can't add object reference &#40;probably artsd is already running&#41;.
           If you are sure it is not already running, remove the relevant files&#58;
    
           /tmp/mcop-oswaldo/Arts_SoundServerV2
           /tmp/mcop-oswaldo/Arts_SoundServer
           /tmp/mcop-oswaldo/Arts_SimpleSoundServer
           /tmp/mcop-oswaldo/Arts_PlayObjectFactory
           /tmp/mcop-oswaldo/Arts_AudioManager
    
    AudioIO&#58;&#58;close&#40;&#41;&#58; entering
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;stopThread&#40;&#41; entering
    waiting for writerThread to finish
    kdecore &#40;KAction&#41;&#58; WARNING&#58; KAction&#58;&#58;insertKAccel&#40; kaccel = 0x81e3360 &#41;&#58; KAccel object already contains an action name "del"
    X Error&#58; BadValue &#40;integer parameter out of range for operation&#41; 2
      Major opcode&#58;  102
      Minor opcode&#58;  0
      Resource id&#58;  0x0
    QPixmap&#58; Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    QPixmap&#58; Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    kmix&#58; ERROR&#58; snd_ctl_open err=No such file or directory
    kmix&#58; ERROR&#58; snd_ctl_open err=No such file or directory
    QPixmap&#58; Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    QPixmap&#58; Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    kdecore &#40;KAction&#41;&#58; WARNING&#58; KAction&#58;&#58;insertKAccel&#40; kaccel = 0x82f0a40 &#41;&#58; KAccel object already contains an action name "file_quit"
    kdecore &#40;KAction&#41;&#58; WARNING&#58; KAction&#58;&#58;insertKAccel&#40; kaccel = 0x82f0a40 &#41;&#58; KAccel object already contains an action name "file_quit"
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;writerThread&#40;&#41; thread stopped
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;stopThread&#40;&#41;&#58; leaving
    AudioIO&#58;&#58;close&#40;&#41;&#58; leaving
    AudioIOOSSTHreaded&#58;&#58;writerThread&#40;&#41; fatal error writing to audio_fd
    AudioIOOSSThreaded&#58;&#58;writerThread&#40;&#41; thread stopped
    No running windows found
    No running windows found
    
    ** &#40;xcdroast&#58;8222&#41;&#58; WARNING **&#58; Invalid UTF8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text&#40;&#41;
    
    ** &#40;xcdroast&#58;8222&#41;&#58; WARNING **&#58; Invalid UTF8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text&#40;&#41;
    
    ** &#40;xcdroast&#58;8222&#41;&#58; WARNING **&#58; Invalid UTF8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text&#40;&#41;
    kalarm&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    knotify&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    kded&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    kwin&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    khotkeys&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    kicker&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    KWrited - Listening on Device /dev/pts/0
    kdeinit&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    korgac&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    kdeinit&#58; Exit.
    klauncher&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    kicker&#58; sighandler called
    kicker&#58; sighandler called
    ICE default IO error handler doing an exit&#40;&#41;, pid = 7932, errno = 104
    kdesktop&#58; Fatal IO error&#58; client killed
    ICE default IO error handler doing an exit&#40;&#41;, pid = 7930, errno = 32
    pls help me! I don't know what to do

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    file specified are not yet benn suported by linux...other mp3 format,mpg(windows format).,wma,and other.
    all you have to do is to download kernel patch for your sound card.. thats it
    i also have same problem... but now i can play allmy mp3 collection...
    this is the step:
    1.download new xmms player , newer the better.but dont juust download read the supports infomation
    2. install it and reboot .
    3. try playing your musics
    '' if this dont work continue with the following but i recommend to continue with the following procedure
    4.download sound kernel patch
    5.install and reboot
    6.check your sound configuration
    ''ok that all help i can give ..answered using experience... to i dont really know if this work with your system... but yet you can try... nothing to loose

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    thx!
    Problem solved! What you said really pointed me in direction. I upgraded my kernel to 2.6.9 and added few sound modules and voila!

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    In order for you to truly be able to completely migrate to Linux, you must stop thinking the way M$ has conditioned you to. The *only* time you need to reboot your computer is when you change the kernel itself. Other than that, all you generally have to do is restart the application that you've modified. Sometimes you don't even have to do that, as Linux programmers have figured out...are you ready? you're gonna like this... DYNAMIC CONFIG RELOADING. Yes. Quite a few programs can now re-read their config files and know when they've been modified while running and will accept the new settings.

    Anyways, the point of this: You don't have to reboot when you modify settings or libraries on your computer.

    Also, sound file formats are not handled by the kernel, but rather by codecs installed via plugins for XMMS and various other multimedia programs. If you are going to answer a question, at least know wtf you're talking about.
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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