arts active but no sound

Matthias Kretz kretz at
Sat Aug 16 17:24:02 BST 2003

On Saturday August 16 2003 17:12, Martin Koller wrote:
> Yes, good point. But: If artsd _could_ use a soundcard, it _should_ do it
> or stop (or retry later, etc.).
> If there is no soundcard, then it should not issue this warning, because
> then it is not a failure.

How can aRts know if there is a soundcard? Hmm, it could look at the error it 
gets when opening the device. OK, this might actually be possible to do, 
something like starting artsd with "server status=suspended".

> > This is a bug resulting from this "problem" of distributed objects.
> > Artscontrol shouldn't crash, though, there's a missing check before the
> > AudioManger object is used.
> Shall I submit a bug report, a patch or both ?

Best would be a patch, of course. :-) You need to check the object for isNull
() before using it.

Matthias Kretz (Germany)                          <><
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