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Re: [SLE] Disable ARTS
  • From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 17:07:26 +0200
  • Message-id: <880dece0050529080725ba6a62@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 5/22/05, Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sunday 22 May 2005 20:41, John Bailo wrote:
> > Someone told me that Arts is the cause of a lot of sound problems in Suse.
>
> Someone told you a half truth.
>
> > What is it?
>
> It is the KDE sound daemon. It is responsible for managing sound streams and
> multiplexing them together. The problem some people have with it is that it
> tends to hog the sound device. If you have a really old or cheap card that
> can't handle multiple threads, it will tend to block non-arts aware programs
> from producing sound. This is the only problem I'm aware of, and if you have
> a reasonably new card it shouldn't be a problem at all
>
> > Can it be disabled and yet have the OS produce sound?
>
> The OS doesn't produce sounds. KDE will not be able to produce sounds anymore,
> but other programs will still work. But this is an extremely unlikely source
> of your sound problems
>

What do you mean by "KDE will not be able to produce sounds anymore"?
Will amarok and other music programs still work? I have all system
sounds turned off. So, disabling arts may be exactly what I want.

Dotan Cohen
http://LyricsList.com/
http://Music-Liriks.com/

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