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Ok, I was playing XMMS. Start playing some music, it's working fine. Then I fire up Gaim and logon. A couple minutes later hte music stops and it gives me ...
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    sharing sound between aplications?


    Ok, I was playing XMMS. Start playing some music, it's working fine. Then I fire up Gaim and logon. A couple minutes later hte music stops and it gives me that "sound is being used by another aplication thing" and gaim plays like 30 beeps as fast as it can because it was quiet before. Is there anyway to share the sound between them, or can I only run one app with sound at a time?
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    I don't know why they wouldn't play nicely together, but you can change the output Plug-in in xmms and see if that resolves it. It's on the first tab in the preferences.
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    yeah, you can use soundservers. Then start artsd (kde) or esd or something and pick that soundplugin in xmms and gaim if possible and you should be able to use sounds on both apps. But the quality on the sound might be a little bader.

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    thanks, I'll try it when I get home
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    I went into XMMS and checked out the output setting. It's currently set to OSS. So I tried switching to arts. When I have arts selected I hit the play button and nothing happens. It shows the play icon, but the slider isn't moving and no sound. If I move the slider, XMMS freezes and I can't even open it again unless I reboot. I went into gaim to check out it's sound options. It was set to automatic. I tried every setting but no sound would play while XMMS was open. Could XMMS just be stopping all other audio?
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    Is the arts daemon running?
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    >_>

    how do I check?
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    Code:
    ps ax | grep arts
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