View Full Version : [ubuntu] only 1 app can use sound at a time..?

May 23rd, 2008, 01:42 AM
I use HDA ALSA MIXER. Normally I have pidgin and rythmbox open, and they can both use sound, but i have to close them to watch a youtube video with sound... it's really damn annoying. And vise versa?

So in short: Most programs cant use sound if other programs are.

How do i fix this incredibly annoying bug?


May 23rd, 2008, 02:27 AM
Yep its because all of the pulse audio settings/services are not installed by default in 8.04 (why it wasn't is anyone's guess) follow this guide.
Hope it helps.

May 23rd, 2008, 10:07 PM
hmm that hasn't fixed it.. any commands i can enter to debug?