Sound issues- 11.2 KDE 64 bit- sound won't "share"

I am having great difficulty getting my applications to share sound. I’ve tried many things, but the sound will quit if I, for example, try listening to music and a system sound plays. I don’t know exactly what sort of outputs I should post in order to get a diagnosis. Just let me know. Sorry, I’m very new to openSUSE.

Here is the alsa link:

Output for “rpm -qa ‘alsa’”:


Output for “rpm -qa ‘pulse’”:


Output for “rpm -q libasound2”:


Output for “uname -a”:

Linux linux-3892 #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-10-26 15:49:03 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Output for “cat /etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf”:

options snd slots=snd-hda-intel

5Dex.Llr7zS2YqdE:SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel

Linux in general has various sound daemons and servers that can be used to handle the sound. In general they all only support one sound device at a time. That Linux limitation was one reason why there was a push to have pulse audio implemented, as pulse audio is supposed to provide a solution to that problem. However pulse audio has bugs and it was disabled by default in KDE4 in openSUSE-11.2.

But there is another approach. Note alsa (which is the sound driver and comes with all openSUSE versions) is more than just a sound driver, as it also supplies an alsa-API (application programming interface) in addition to the driver part of alsa. So if you go into your applications setup/preferences (such as smplayer, xine-ui, virtual box, vlc … etc … ) and select the output audio mode as “alsa” (or advanced linux sound architecture) that will likely select the alsa API for use, and then those applications should be able to share sound with each other.

Some basic openSUSE Linux sound concepts: Sound-concepts - openSUSE

Sorry for late responce but maybe you must download libdvdcss libraries.
Well it is easy to download
in terminal
For libdvdcss libraries

 # zypper addrepo -f libdvdcss

Accept the licence key and continue

And for packman

 # zypper addrepo -f packman

Also you can download it through yast(optical terminal).

Always friendly!!!:slight_smile:

stamostolias ? libdvdcss allows one to play encrypted DVDs, but does not allow applications to share audio. I think you perhaps mistakenly made this post on the wrong thread ?

This thread is over a year old. I don’t think the problem is to do with libdvdcss.

Sorry for this it was for other thread, because I work now with two threads (two pannels in firefox)(First this, second thread in Hellas forum with a problem on encrypted DVDs). I confused and wrote wrong text.

On my subforum we have the problem and now we fix it!!!

Great that is good news :slight_smile: