Linux newbie here, trying to learn Fedora Core 4. I installed mplayer and other software folloing Stanton Finley's instructions. http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html
I have been having lots of issues recently. One of the most annoying problems is with mplayer. Sometimes, for reasons I don't understand, opening an mp3 file that usually works fine causes mplayer to freeze up. Afterwards, the sound stops working completely. When I try to use other music programs like xmms, I get this error:
Couldn't open audio
Please check that:
Your soundcard is configured properly
You have the correct output plugin selected
No other program is blocking the soundcard
Basically, my sound is locked up for some reason. I have tried logging out and back in, which doesn't work. I also tried logging in as another user, which doesn't solve the problem, either. The only way to get sound back is to reboot.
I would like any help in preventing and solving this hang-up. I am wondering if there's something I can do to restore sound without having to boot-up again. Thanks a lot.