Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116030
sound works in some apps, but not others.
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:46:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.login and fire up tux racer, sound works
2.fire up chromium, no sound
3.if you play test sound in gnome sound config you can hear the test
Are you running both tux racer and chromium at the same time?
Because that won't work.
Many applications don't use the esd daemon for sound, thus you
can't play multiple streams at the same time. Those apps grab
the sound device directly, and esd can't use it.
As an example, when i'm using XMMS to play mp3s, chromium will
not play any sound (esd is already using the dsp device).
The problem is with chromium, not esd itself.
Actually, it's probably SDL that's using OSS as sound output (if
chromium, which I believe, is using SDL), and SDL can be configured to
use ESound aswell, using some environment variable, can't remember it
right now, www.libsdl.org has the answer.
I dont see why using OSS is a problem.
I've got a few games which use OSS and they
all work fine. ALSA provides great OSS compatibility.
Closing as notabug. Please file bugs on individual apps that are not