Sound system used in Felicia

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crebralfix
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Sound system used in Felicia

Postby crebralfix » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:55 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to figure out how sound is handled in Linux Mint 6. There seem to be quite a few applications that work together to run the sound system. I'd like to get an overall view of the layout with the relationships SPECIFIC TO LINUX MINT. Is there such a document?

When I do a ps, I see quite a few processes running and I have no idea what they do (much less if they're remotely related to sound):


PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND
1 ? Ss 0:01 /sbin/init
2 ? S< 0:00 [kthreadd]
3 ? S< 0:00 [migration/0]
4 ? S< 0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
5 ? S< 0:00 [watchdog/0]
6 ? S< 0:00 [events/0]
7 ? S< 0:00 [khelper]
46 ? S< 0:00 [kintegrityd/0]
48 ? R< 0:00 [kblockd/0]
50 ? S< 0:00 [kacpid]
51 ? S< 0:00 [kacpi_notify]
123 ? S< 0:00 [cqueue]
127 ? S< 0:00 [kseriod]
167 ? S 0:00 [pdflush]
168 ? S 0:00 [pdflush]
169 ? S< 0:00 [kswapd0]
209 ? S< 0:00 [aio/0]
1210 ? S< 0:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
1213 ? S< 0:00 [khubd]
1238 ? S< 0:00 [khpsbpkt]
1254 ? S< 0:00 [ata/0]
1256 ? S< 0:00 [ata_aux]
1957 ? S< 0:00 [knodemgrd_0]
1960 ? S< 0:00 [scsi_eh_0]
1961 ? S< 0:00 [scsi_eh_1]
2024 ? S< 0:00 [scsi_eh_2]
2026 ? S< 0:00 [usb-storage]
2050 ? S< 0:00 [scsi_eh_3]
2051 ? S< 0:00 [scsi_eh_4]
2199 ? D< 0:00 [kjournald]
2376 ? S<s 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
4263 tty4 Ss+ 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
4264 tty5 Ss+ 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
4271 tty2 Ss+ 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
4272 tty3 Ss+ 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
4273 tty6 Ss+ 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
4439 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c /etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
4473 ? S< 0:00 [kondemand/0]
4559 ? Ss 0:00 /sbin/syslogd -u syslog
4611 ? S 0:00 /bin/dd bs 1 if /proc/kmsg of /var/run/klogd/kmsg
4613 ? Ss 0:00 /sbin/klogd -P /var/run/klogd/kmsg
4636 ? Ss 0:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --system
4658 ? Ss 0:00 avahi-daemon: running [ns.local]
4659 ? Ss 0:00 avahi-daemon: chroot helper
4684 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
4810 ? Ssl 0:00 /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
4875 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/bin/freshclam -d --quiet
4904 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
4968 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/hald
4969 ? S 0:00 hald-runner
4989 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event4 /dev/input/event3 /dev/input/event1
5000 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
5005 ? S 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/scd0 (every 2 sec)
5054 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
5058 ? S 0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -u -f /var/log/wpa_supplicant.log
5061 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/nm-system-settings --config /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf
5092 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm
5095 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm
5100 tty7 Rs+ 3:01 /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -br -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
5131 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/bin/system-tools-backends
5184 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/atd
5212 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
5291 tty1 Ss+ 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
5314 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon -d --login
5327 ? Ssl 0:00 x-session-manager
5423 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/pulse-session /usr/bin/seahorse-agent --execute x-session-manager
5424 ? Ss 0:00 //bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 6 --print-address 9 --session
5427 ? Ssl 0:17 /usr/bin/pulseaudio -D --log-target=syslog
5430 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/pulseaudio/pulse/gconf-helper
5432 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconfd-2
5438 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/bin/seahorse-agent --execute x-session-manager
5441 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd
5447 ? Ssl 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs//gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/tom/.gvfs
5453 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-session/helpers/gnome-keyring-daemon-wrapper
5456 ? Ssl 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
5457 ? S 0:02 metacity
5462 ? S 0:01 gnome-panel
5464 ? S 0:02 nautilus --no-desktop --browser
5468 ? Ssl 0:00 /usr/lib/bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate --ior-output-fd=17
5484 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-hal-volume-monitor
5485 ? Ss 0:01 gnome-screensaver
5491 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
5494 ? Sl 0:03 python /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/mintMenu.py --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_mintMenu_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=20
5497 ? Sl 0:01 mono /usr/lib/tomboy/Tomboy.exe --panel-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:TomboyApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=26
5504 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/mixer_applet2 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_MixerApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=32
5506 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-burn --spawner :1.5 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/0
5511 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-trash --spawner :1.5 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/1
5542 ? S< 0:00 [kjournald]
5561 ? Sl 0:02 /usr/bin/cli /usr/lib/gnome-do/Do.exe
5566 ? S 0:00 python /usr/share/system-config-printer/applet.py
5571 ? Ss 0:00 gnome-power-manager
5599 ? S 0:00 gksudo --message Please enter your password to start mintUpdate /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/mintUpdate.py show 5563
5600 ? Ssl 0:00 python /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/mintUpdate.py show 5563
5707 ? Sl 0:44 /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.5/firefox
5845 ? Sl 0:00 gnome-terminal
5847 ? S 0:00 gnome-pty-helper
Last edited by crebralfix on Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Sound system used in Felicia

Postby Husse » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:38 pm

You write Felicia but Mint 5 which is Elyssa :)
With Elyssa pulse audio was introduced, but alsa and oss still works
To get a grip on sound do

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lsmod | grep snd

and you should get all modules connected to sound
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Re: Sound system used in Felicia

Postby crebralfix » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:16 pm

Thanks! I figured it out.


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