I’m running Amarok 1.4 and I frequently need to restart the sound daemon. As far as I can tell; no applications are using it at the time, but alsa cycles through my playlist without playing anything (i.e. loads track, doesn’t play it, moves to the next track, so on and so forth).
I’m pretty sure this would have something to do with another process using the sndcard. I just don’t know which one so I can kill it and troubleshoot why it’s doing it.
Alsa is just the sound system, that’s not going through your playlist, Xine usually is the engine used in Amarok to play the media files.
When you restart Alsa you’re restarting all audio applications, so the problem could very well be in Xine, i.e. in libxine as well.
Please post output of:
My guess is you have a mix of codec packages from Videolan and Packman. This can lead to results like described. I’ll be around for a while, so post the output and I’ll get back to you.
I don’t have my box with me atm…I’m at work and it’s at home. I can tell you that I do have both the Videolan Repo and the Packman repo. But, I disabled the Videolan repo after I pulled the libdvdcss package off; the only package I got from that repo from what I remember.
That’s what I wanted to check. Start the software installer, select the repo view, select the packman repo, and click the “Switch packages …” line on the top right. Accept. This should (re)install all codec files. Also check if your Amarok is the Packman version:
rpm -qa | grep amarok
It should show “pm” in the packagename.