[arch-general] Why does my sound work sometimes & not others?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Wed May 13 14:54:03 EDT 2009

On Wednesday 13 May 2009 07:38:07 Damjan Georgievski wrote:
> >        When I first start arch and start kde, everything is fine.
> > However, if I log out and then back it, most times the sound is gone --
> > dead. The sound will not start again until I reboot. Anybody got any
> > ideas on what to check or what to keep a watch out for? Also, any ideas
> > on how to bring the sound back once it dies without having to reboot?
> Do a "lsof /dev/snd/* /dev/dsp*" as root to see if something holds
> your sound-card open.
> I must say, pulseaudio works very good for me these days (BTW I run it
> as a system service) so I don't have any problems with sound any more.


	Thanks. I have heard a lot about pulseaudio, but I just haven't gotten around 
to looking at it. In the past, I have never listened to music or cared much 
about whether sound was working or not. However, I now have a 10, 7 and 4 
year old and the older two are getting into music, ipods, etc. Life was 
simple when all we had was the ipod nano, gtkpod worked great. Now I have to 
find something to interface with the 'ipod touch'. Looks like amarok is the 
only thing I can find that looks promising.

	Long and short of it is I now need sound. I'll check into pulseaudio.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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