On Monday 09 February 2004 01:37, Mike Harding wrote: > I was playing around with kde 3.2 and a crashing artsd was locking up > my sound system - any further attempts to use sound from gnome or xmms > or anything failed with > > /dev/dsp - device busy > > messages. fstat and lsof showed nothing holding the device. A reboot > would fix it, but why reboot FreeBSD? > > I then remembered from a while ago that if I did the following... > > # cat /dev/dsp > > and then of course cntl-C to stop the output > > the device was no longer busy!
What would be interesting to know, if that output stops sometime. Try: cat /dev/dsp > /var/tmp/out.wav That would mean, that arts has something written to the device upon crash and the device blocks, waiting for somebody to unload it. -- Melvyn ======================================================= FreeBSD sarevok.webteckies.org 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #0: Wed Jan 28 18:01:18 CET 2004 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SAREVOK_NOAPM_NODEBUG i386 =======================================================