[CentOS] Flaky desktop audio behavior.

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Wed Jul 9 18:14:42 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 10:17 -0700, nate wrote:
> William L. Maltby wrote:
> > That returned nothing. So I ran it w/o the dsp and manually extracted
> > anything interesting. Got just these, which look normal.
> How about lsof | grep /dev/snd

In my visual, I was on the lookout for that (or any variation). BJIC,

It returned nothing also.

> I'm used to using OSS, which usually means /dev/dsp, it seems that ALSA
> uses /dev/snd(or maybe another device..). I had a similar issue last
> night where the flash plugin in firefox prevented Cedega from being
> able to spit out sound and found it was using a device in /dev/snd, once
> I stopped the flash plugin I got sound back(and even with the sound
> device in use, XMMS was able to play sound no problem and it is configured
> to use ALSA, as is Cedega).

I'll see if I can ID a plugin in the next pass.

> Worst case just run lsof | grep /dev that's how I found the issue
> last night, I wasn't sure what /dev device was in use.

That's how I found the below.

> > mixer_app 10922 hardtolove    2u      CHR        1,3
> > 1604 /dev/null
> > escd      10926 hardtolove    0r      CHR        1,3
> > 1604 /dev/null
> These reference /dev/null which isn't related.

I ignored the dev/null bit because I just wanted to see anything that
might be sound related that was running.

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