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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 It has since been replaced by ''"libcanberra for event sounds or [[GStreamer]]/[[PulseAudio]] for everything else."''[http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/esound-free.html  ].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)
 
 
 
=Troubleshooting=
 
-Is esd hogging your sound device and you can't uninstall it since gnome requires it to install/build?
 
 
 
put
 
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/*
 
and
 
sudo fuser /dev/sound/*
 
 
 
example:
 
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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