realplayer sound

it playes the login sound but when i used realplayer it says that the device is already in use
so cant play sound whats my problem

i configured sound and it worked to play loggin sound but as i say not realplayer

using a Realtek ACL655 AC’97 ATI audio driver

or rather xp ac97

Linux linux-6ys7 #1 SMP Sat Nov 8 20:10:08 CET 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
sonex@linux-6ys7:~> rpm -qa | grep alsa
sonex@linux-6ys7:~> cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

options snd slots=snd-atiixp

hB6S.t4M1xCGy+h2:IXP SB400 AC’97 Audio Controller

alias snd-card-0 snd-atiixp

I can’t help wrt RealPlayer. I never use it as there are so many other great players available, that will play real media format, plus play many other formats.

If you are new to openSUSE Linux, before trying to fix your sound/multimedia, I recommend you 1st set up your Software Package Manager to make the installation of new and updated software much easier. This is ALWAYS the first thing I do after I have Internet working on a new Linux install.

You can do that in openSUSE by initially adding 4 repositories (repos) to your openSUSE Software Package manager. Those 4 are OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman. Just those 4. No others. None (for now). You can add others when you learn more about the risks and problems that can result with other repos. There is guidance for doing that here for openSUSE-11.0: Repositories/11.0 - openSUSE-Community Again, ONLY add OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman.

Then once that is done, with your PC connected to the internet, go to YaST > Software > Software management and select for removal xine-lib but do not apply that. Then select for install libxine1 from Packman. Then apply both settings. Then select for installation libffmpeg0 (provides most of the codecs you need) from Packman. For other codecs install w32codec-all, xvid, and libquicktime0 (all from Packman). Also install xine-ui, smplayer. Another useful program to install is vlc. Many users like kaffeine, so you could install the packman version of that (being certain in kaffeine to select the xine engine).

Then try to use either xine, smplayer, vlc, or kaffeine to play your video. Note also that if you have 3D/special desktop effects enabled, it could affect the play back of your videos. Also, the Intel driver does not work well with some Intel graphic hardware, and you may need to do some tuning there.

I know I did not answer your question, but I did not want to leave your post unanswered, and I hope the above helps.

Good luck.

To get a detailed indication as to what devices are using your sound, you can copy and paste the following into a gnome-terminal or a kde konsole: lsof /dev/dsp* /dev/audio* /dev/mixer* /dev/snd/*Do that when your sound works ok, with sound playing and without sound playing. Also do that when you have a sound problem.

Compare the outputs.

Its not easy to figure out, but by doing under different circumstances, it will give some hints, and it will provide information to help deduce what device, if any, has seized your PCs sound hardware.