I am working on a box with an Intel 82801DB onboard sound chip, and have been getting some very strange results with sound.
My KDE configuration in the control panel has my sound system set to ALSA. I have also manually changed system eventus to use the command artsplay through System Notifications -> Player Settings..., but now that I look at it, the box is greyed out and I can't edit 'artsplay' out for experimentation purposes.
Here is what works and what doesn't.
* System sounds work
* XMMS works with the ARTS plugin all the time. However, if I use ALSA, it will work fine for a random amount of time, and then suddenly stop working as soon as it switches a song (it may take 10-25 song switches for it to stop and error out on me). At this point, switching it to ARTS makes it work. The sound seems a little out of sync with the vis meter and volume control when used with ARTS, but it's perfectly in sync with ALSA.
* ALSAplayer works, but if anything elese plays while ALSAplayer is running, they get put on the back burner and then played as soon as I exit.
* Soundcard detection testing works
* Macromedia Flash sounds used to work for an unspecified amount of time, like XMMS, before refusing to play unless I rebooted. Now it plain just doesn't play at all.
So yeah....weird. Anyone have any ideas what might be causing my troubles? I am also having trouble with another system using Fedora Core 2, but the problem is a lot less drastic and I don't have access to taht computer right now.