[Gllug] What's a sound server?

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Thu Jun 12 09:21:08 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 07:53:29AM +0100, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 01:13 +0100, - Tethys wrote:
> > This question prompted by the fact that the Intel 82801G produces
> > precisely zero sound on my new box. Apparently I need to have
> > pulseaudio running (which I do), but I don't know why. I'm sure Linux
> > userland has got unnecessarily complex while I haven't been looking...
> They aren't anything new, esd has been around in Linux at least as long
> as I have (2001) 

Yes, and 'killall esd' has been a useful command to get sound working
for all that time too.

Also useful: killall pup 


Richard Jones
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