[mythtv-users] Fwd: ALSA surround51: stopped working, device or resourse busy

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 13:15:11 UTC 2008

2008/6/21  <backuppc at sundquist.imapmail.org>:
>> run "lsof | grep snd" or something similar to see what is keeping your
>> device busy.
> Thanks, that worked.  It was Firefox.  I had watched a youtube video on
> it, maybe that was grabbing the soundsystem.  I closed the youtube tab,
> but it was still showing up on the lsof output.  Shutting down Firefox
> fixed the problem.
> I've been using Linux 12 years now, but that's te first time I've run
> across the lsof command.  Thanks.

Great that it worked. I am glad that I was able to help.

google for "alsa dmix" to get software sound mixing to avoid this problem again.

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