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Sound Issues

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Im having trouble with the sound on a couple of games (rtcw and enemy territory). The errors tell me this.

------- sound initialization -------
/dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
Could not open /dev/dsp

What command would I type to find out which applications are using /dev/dsp ? I had a problem with the arts sound daemon causing trouble before, however there was no sound. In this case only these two games have no sound. Just in case I went ahead and killed artsd, but there is still no sound.

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/usr/sbin/lsof /dev/dsp

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Or "/sbin/fuser -u /dev/dsp" will list the PID and user of each process that has a hold on it. It will also allow you to automatically kill those processes with "/sbin/fuser -k /dev/dsp". lsof will give you more info though.

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After weeks of being confused I removed the sound module and reinserted it, and found that sound in both games worked.

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