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System Sounds and Application Sounds October 26, 2005

Posted by Carthik in snippets, ubuntu.
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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:
$esddsp tuxracer

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.

Comments»

1. LaSSarD - October 28, 2005

it doesn’t work for skype very well…
i can’t hear other people talking but i can at least hear a sound when i hang off the phone while i’m listening to music

2. simon - November 17, 2005

the ubuntuguide (www.ubuntuguide.org) has another approach – however, this lets you hear application sounds without getting system noises.

What is needed is a way to set system noises to output through alsa like everything else dammit.

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4. porno sikiş - September 27, 2010

What is needed is a way to set system noises to output through alsa like everything else dammit.

5. sex sikiş - September 28, 2010

the ubuntuguide (www.ubuntuguide.org) has another approach – however, this lets you hear application sounds without getting system noises.


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