XMMS problem

Nagy László Zsolt nagylzs at freemail.hu
Thu Apr 5 12:57:33 UTC 2007

Ivan Zenzerovic' wrote:
> Hello,
> when I try to play music with xmms, i get the error: Please chech 
> that: Your
> soundcard is configured. You have the correct output plugin selected. No
> other program is blocking the soundcard.
> My soundcard is working well, and in the console i see the xmms error: **
> WARNING **: oss_open(): Failed to open audio device (/dev/dsp): Device 
> busy
> Then i stopped noatun and quit him, tryed again, but nothing.
> Help please...
Are you using Gnome or KDE? Most probably, a sound daemon like ESD is 
running, and it uses your hardware already. You configure your output 
plugin of xmms to use Esd/Arts instead of /dev/dsp. Alternatively, you 
can specify kernel parameters so it will allow sharing of your sound 
card(s). Please refer to the FreeBSD handbook about configuring multiple 
channels on a single sound card.



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