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Re: Nasty Alsa Problem



On Sun, 2006-05-21 at 17:06 -0400, Steven Pasternak wrote:
> Hi! I use FC5. Everything was working just yesterday, but now alsa won't 
> let normal users use the soundcard. Rhythmbox freezes when I start a 
> song, but plays fine (same mp3) under root. Wine freezes when I try to 
> set the sound settings, and leaves this nice message:
> ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:851:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to create IPC shm 
> instance
> ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:556:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to create IPC shm 
> instance
> ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:851:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) Killed
> unable to create IPC shm instance
> 
> Totem dies when it tries to start, but kaffeine and amarok work fine 
> (both with xine backend). Noatun (and other kde apps) say that 
> permission is denied for soundserver. I checked and /dev/dsp was set to 
> read/write for root only, and invisible for anyone else. I changed that, 
> so the non-alsa programs work. What could of happened?!?!?! How can I 
> fix all of this? (p.s. there are no problems what-so-ever for root)
> -Steven
> 

You can go to www.opensound.com and download the latest soundcard
drivers for your system.  The software is better maintained and much
superior to what comes default with the distro.  The code is much more
mature.

There are also more tools, and more support for more soundcards.

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