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Jack Coates jack at
Sun Jan 4 18:22:47 CET 2004

On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 08:34, Ralph Alvy wrote:
> > Okay, I now see that artsd is *not* running when KDE sound notification
> > fails.
> Forgot to post the obvious solution: add the following to the xfce4 startup 
> script, before running the  xfce4 panel:
> 	/usr/bin/artsd &
> Thanks, Jack.

no problem. You'll find that having artsd running all the time is its
own problem, as all sound producing apps will now need to use it. A
hodgepodge of solutions exists: artsd output plugins for xmms and xine,
artsplay or soundwrapper for other apps, artsdsp -m for games. There is
no way to make flash-plugin or crossover anything play through artsd.

Hopefully someday a single sound daemon will exist that all DEs can
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