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Hi,

     I have a big issue:  I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 and I'm trying to get it to work.  Whenever I load a media player like Xine, Mplayer, etc., the system freezes.  Looking in my /var/log/user.log file, I see the below error.  Also, if I try to play any sounds at all, the sound goes into an endless loop.  For example, the start up sound hits the first beat and goes into an endless loop.  Does anyone have any ideas?

     Thanks


======= Error follows below

Oct 15 01:20:09 medusa pulseaudio[6147]: alsa-util.c: Error opening PCM device hw:0: Device or resource busy
Oct 15 01:20:09 medusa pulseaudio[6147]: module.c: Failed to load  module "module-alsa-sink" (argument: "device_id=0 sink_name=alsa_output.pci_8086_293e_sound_card_0_alsa_playback_0"): initialization failed.
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by:GUEEN
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Go to System >  Preferences  >    Sound and take the sound test. under devices (you might have to set some to ESD)
then click on sound tab and make sure that enable soundware sound mixing (ESD)


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Do you have onboard sound?  Please provide more information about your hardware.
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by:paulj1999
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Hi, thanks for taking the time to reply.

I have the following:  HP Pavilion dv7-1137
lscpi | grep Audio
00:1b.0 Audio device:  Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio COntroller (rev 03)

aplay -1
card 0:  Intel [HDA Intel], device 0:  STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
   Subdevices:  1/1
   Subdevice #0:  subdevice #0
card 0:  Intel [HDA Intel], device 0:  STAC92xx Digital [STAC92xx Digital]
   Subdevices:  1/1
   Subdevice #0:  subdevice #0

Someone suggested I added this to my boot kernel:  pci=noacpi but that still didn't solve the problem
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How about installing from terminal and trying this player out?

http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/09/16/install-vlc-media-player-092-in-ubuntu/

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