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Hi, sometimes i get this message when opening xmms to play mp3's. It usually happens when something else is trying to use sound i guees, like mozilla. How can i ...
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    "Couldn't open audio" message


    Hi, sometimes i get this message when opening xmms to play mp3's. It usually happens when something else is trying to use sound i guees, like mozilla. How can i set up the sound system so that problem goes away? I am sure linux is capable of handling more than 2 apps using the sound right, sounds logical and obvious.

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    Try switching the sound driver output in XMMs.

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    So basically, all applications should have a different driver output so no conflicts arise. Now, how can i know which one works for my distro and xmms?

    I'll google it, if i can't find anything, i'll ask. I don't really like to be handed everything out without researching a little bit.

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    I went into this site http://www.xmms.org/faq.php#Running5 and found out that i could do something:
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    XMMS works OK as root, but not as a user.
    You probably have the wrong permissions on the sound device. As root do this: chmod 622 /dev/dsp and chmod 666 /dev/mixer
    I'll try that 'n see what happens.

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