[Ilugc] Sound problem
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Sat Jul 26 06:02:08 IST 2008
On Fri, 25 Jul 2008, Zico wrote:
> I am facing sound problem in my onboard, real tech card, using alsa. I am
> using Ubuntu 8.04. When i go to play some video or something like that with
> firefox, it plays. But, just after that, if i wanna play something from my
> hard drive, sound gone away, but the sound of firefox remains. I need to
> reload my alsa with *
> alsa force-reload. *After this reloading, sounds comes from hard drive.
> But, same thing happens again, if i gonna play something with browser.
As someone has said this indicates that some "sound daemon" is
locking your audio device. Perhaps this is "pulseaudio" which was
hurriedly released along with Ubuntu LTS. If you installed the
browser directly from mozilla.org then you should mention that.
- look on the ubuntu fora or ask your question there
- usually you can reconfigure iceweasel to use a different
sound system with
dpkg-reconfigure -plow iceweasel
choose native or alsa (not OSS!).
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