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No other audio if playing game

Postby Lishy on Fri May 04, 2012 2:25 pm

Hey guys. If I play a game like Doom or Guild Wars, or anything, I'm not able to hear ANY audio from other sources! This includes VLC Player and Youtube videos and ANYTHING!

Would you guys know how to fix this?
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Re: No other audio if playing game

Postby äxl on Thu May 10, 2012 6:25 pm

:? How do you play these games? Wine?
Where do you have that from?
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Re: No other audio if playing game

Postby Lishy on Sun May 13, 2012 6:21 pm

Yes from WINE, but also native Linux games, such as the Linux port of Skulltag Doom. This occurs even with my own game I made which should play music directly from the mp3s in the folder!

Apparently this has to do with some OSS sound and Pulse audio conflict?

Either way... WHAT the heck am I supposed to do!? I can't find ANY info on google whatsoever! You can't be seriously telling me I'm the only one with this problem, can you?
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Re: No other audio if playing game

Postby äxl on Wed May 16, 2012 1:25 pm

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Re: No other audio if playing game

Postby Kanode on Sat May 26, 2012 1:58 pm

I have the same problem (for a similar reason, I'd like to play Starcraft 2 and listen to some music) and I'm glad that there already is a thread for this. But I don't really understand what you want to tell Lishy with the links. Sorry, I don't have the insight into the Linux systems yet and don't understand how the sound is managed. I googled a bit about this problem myself but had trouble understanding most of my results. Do you want to say that this is a known problem and hard to fix or that one should follow the "WineAndPulseaudio" guide? That one frightened me off a bit, because it states that it might break all but the most simple setups.

Could you please explain this problem to me?

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Re: No other audio if playing game

Postby äxl on Mon May 28, 2012 5:01 am

Kanode wrote:Do you want to say that this is a known problem and hard to fix

I guess so. I was simply presenting links because Lishy claimed there were no informations. Sorry, if it doesn't help.
or that one should follow the "WineAndPulseaudio" guide?

I haven't read much into that issue but you should always do backups anyway - of single files or whole systems.
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