[mythtv] mythlcdserver grabs audio device

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Tue Mar 7 11:46:31 UTC 2006

Dan Wilga wrote:
> It's hard to tell if this is as a result of upgrading to ALSA 1.0.9-4 
> or MythTV 9261, but I've run into a reproducible problem with 
> mythlcdserver grabbing /dev/dsp (or /dev/adsp, if that's being used 
> instead), thereby preventing mythfrontend from being able to use it.
> This only happens if lcd runs before doing something in mythfrontend 
> that causes frontend to try to open the audio device. If, instead, 
> lcd starts after frontend has already opened the device, everything 
> works as normal.
> Why does lcdserver even need to use the audio device?
I'd be surprised if mythlcdserver is grabbing your audio device. There 
is no code in there that uses
any sound device?

Paul H.

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