no sound in xine

Woody Gilk woody.gilk at
Fri Nov 19 07:00:45 UTC 2004

oh f--k. now i feel _really_ stupid. i started the wrong rhythmbox
when i logged back in (not the one built on xine) and sound was
working.'s too late to be doing this.

anyways, sound still not working. playback starts, but there's no
sound at all. not sure what's going on still.

i've checked /dev/sound/* and /etc/group. my user is a member of
audio, and all the items in /dev/sound/ are set to be r/w for group
audio. the strange thing is that sound works when i start either xine
or rhythmbox-xine with root access (but does _not_ work with 'sudo

i'm confused to say the least. i'm sure it's something amazingly
simple that i will smack myself for, but right now my brain is head
and i have no idea.


On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 00:39:01 -0600, Woody Gilk <woody.gilk at> wrote:
> fixed. bad permissions on /dev/dsp and /etc/group. i never even
> thought about it. der. remember: /dev/dsp must be read/write for group
> audio and you must be part of the audio group. bah.
> -woody
> On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 22:09:08 -0600, Woody Gilk <woody.gilk at> wrote:
> > i know it's something with user error, but i get no sound with
> > anything that relies on xine. i've recompiled it at least 4 times, but
> > still no go. everything compiles fine, i can run totem and get very
> > beautiful video, but there's no sound. i've tried playing .ogg and
> > .mp3 files as well. both show up and the goom vis works and shows that
> > it's playing, but, again, dead silence.
> >
> > anyone have any suggestions before i freak out and kill someone? (i'm
> > trying to get rhythmbox to compile with xine backend, but since
> > there's no sound in xine, rhythmbox has no sound....)
> >
> > thanks for any suggestions you can give me.
> >
> > -woody
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