xmms fails occasionally

Aaron Peterson aaron at alpete.com
Sat May 24 11:17:19 PDT 2003

> On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 10:10:53AM -0700, Aaron Peterson wrote:
>> dunno why.  it will finish playing a song occasionally, then beep and
>> pop up an error message that says it couldn't find the appropriate
>> plugin or the device is busy (audio device i assume).  I'm not 
>> running any other a/v applications to take over the device besides 
>> KDE.  what might possibly cause this phenomena?
>> --

> I have the same problem you described if xmms' output plugin is esound
> instead of oss. Choose OSS Driver in the 'Audio I/O Plugins' tab in 
> the preferences window. You may also want to compile xmms without 
> esound (i.e. gnome) support

I did have artsd enabled, and is disabled now.  xmms never hung
altogether though like was also described.  the output plugin used is
OSS, and has always been.  I'll respond back to the list if disabling
artsd seems to solve me problem :)    (or if not)


p.s. esound is the "enlightenment sound daemon" rather than gnome. 
although historically freebsd did used to distribute gnome desktop with
enlightenment as it's window manager.

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