View Full Version : [kubuntu] Sound only playing for one application at a time

Rogue Jedi X
August 27th, 2009, 09:16 AM
This is a problem that started occurring just recently, more than likely due to a fault of my own. Example of the problem: If Amarok plays, Kopete won't make that *ding* sound when a message arrives, youtube videos are silent and mplayer reports a playback error due to the sound device being busy.

I know this wasn't the case when I installed Kubuntu 9.04. In fact, multiple apps playing at once was one of the features I first noticed as this wasn't the case on KDE 3.

The two causes I could think of:
a) Doing "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" two or three times. My update manager was holding back updates.
b) When I was messing around with icculus' Quake 2 port (http://icculus.org/quake2/) I did the following in hopes of getting sound to work (Not worth the effort for those interested, too many patches need applying and doesn't play well with 64-bits. Get Yamagi Quake II (http://www.yamagi.org/quake2/) instead.):


I have Kubuntu 9.04 64-bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

September 14th, 2009, 06:40 PM

I have almost the same problem. I can only have sound from one program at a time. However, for me any new sound interrupts the previous. E.g. if a kopete message arrives when listening to Amarok, Amarok goes silent and I have to stop-play cycle to get the music back.

Also using Kubuntu 9.04 64-bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.