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[[Category:Audio/Video (English)]]
#REDIRECT: [[PulseAudio]]
The [http://www.tux.org/~ricdude/EsounD.html Enlightened Sound Daemon] was used by gnome to play system sounds on certain events - like login, logout, etc. It has since been replaced by ''"libcanberra for event sounds or [[GStreamer]]/[[PulseAudio]] for everything else."''[http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/esound-free.html  ].
There is one built with alsa support(the normal one) and an additional built with oss support in the [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=21002 AUR]
=Starting ESD=
There's not much to setup apart from adding esd to the DAEMONS line in /etc/rc.conf like this:
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng network netfs crond alsa '''esd''' mpd hal fam gdm cupsd)
-Is esd hogging your sound device and you can't uninstall it since gnome requires it to install/build?
esdctl off
in a startup file(like .xinitrc, or use gnome-session, kde....)
problem solved!
to see if anything is hogging your sound devices run fuser as root or sudo.
sudo fuser /dev/snd/*
sudo fuser /dev/sound/*
kris|~$ sudo fuser /dev/sound/*
/dev/sound/mixer:    3504
Then you can use
ps auxw|grep 3504
for example, to see what is hogging the device.

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