[CentOS] Reset audio controller w/o rebooting?

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 16:55:06 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-27 at 08:45 -0700, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 8:27 AM, JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > You do not have to reboot the machine every time it happens! Use the
> > System Monitor Gnome Applet to kill what ever is using it.
> Unfortunately that doesn't help.  Once the machine is in this state,
> then even after using "lsof" to track down all processes that are
> using the sound device, and killing all of them, the *next* thing to
> access the sound will play for a few seconds and then lock up.
> I once got it to clear up by unloading and reloading all the
> sound-related kernel modules, but that doesn't repeatably work either.
Ok then just a question to solve my thinking. What type of machine is
this as in Brand. The one I'm see the problem on is a HP 400Mhz Celeron
254MB of ram. My thinking for my clients problem is it is a real slow
machine and the processes are taking a long time to exit. But you have
to reboot the whole machine. What is the mixer your using? You may can
try looking at the Sound Preferences Devices Tab to change the options
there to see if that will help.


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