System Sounds and Application Sounds October 26, 2005Posted by Carthik in snippets, ubuntu.
Some of the applications that are installed on your system do not use the esd (e-sound daemon, where e = enlightened) driver for outputting audio. The result — while you can hear the system beeps, hoots and whistles, you can’t hear the sound from the application you are running. If this is the case, then fear not, esddsp will rescue you!
Install esound-clients the usual way:
$sudo apt-get install esound-clients
and then add a “esddsp” to the command you use to start your application for which you cannot hear sounds yet:
The above will re-route the sounds emanating from tuxracer, which is a neat little game, through esd, so you can hear the game sounds and the system sounds.
Thanks for Charles Mauch on the ubuntu-users mailing list for the tip.