xmms ceased to work when I upgraded from RH 6.0 to 6.1.
Symptoms: No sound, the time counter runs much faster than normal.
Other sound programs (xplaycd, mpg123, xmixer) work normally,
so the ESS Maestro sound driver itself seems OK.
The problem persists after a kernel upgrade to 2.2.14.
Both the xmms delivered with RH 6.1 and one I compiled myself
from source (0.9.5.1) exhibit the problem.
I assume this is library dependant in some way.
Most likely it's somehow getting set to use the
'disk writer' plugin. Check your output plugin settings.
That's it, works OK now! :-) But this must have been set incorrectly
by the RH 6.1 upgrade process. I certainly didn't specify this option
Hmm... can't reproduce it here. Removing all preferences,
installing 6.0 x11amp, running it, and then upgrading
to the 6.1 version, it works OK.