Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#709 closed Bug (invalid)

Transmission hogs the sound device

Reported by: natrius Owned by: charles
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: GTK+ Client Version: 1.04
Severity: Normal Keywords:


I usually start Transmission via Firefox and everything works fine. However, when I have to restart Firefox while Transmission is running, sound doesn't play in videos anymore. The sound doesn't work in any other program I tried until I close Transmission.

I am running Ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy).

While sound isn't working:

niran@mog:~$ lsof /dev/snd/pcm*
transmiss 13903 niran   79u   CHR  116,6      15093 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi natrius. Thanks for reporting this bug.

This is not a Transmission bug, but rather a Firefox one.

After a little digging I found that people were complaining about Evince a lot for the same reason. An Ubuntu ticket was filed at and an upstream ticket can be found at . The final comment in the latter says this:

"it seems that Firefox does not close file descriptors when it spawns helper apps - hence if firefox has the audio dev open (quite often the case after using Flash etc) then evince inherits the open audio descriptor and hangs onto it - even after Firefox quits."

There is an open Firefox ticket for this issue at .

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