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Question Can not play sound in Linux RHEL5.

Hi All,
Recently I installed Linux RHEL5 on my machine. It seems that I can not play sound on RHEL5. I have real player installed along with RHEL5 but, when I try to play any song, the error message comes up saying "Can not open the audio device.Another application may be using it."
Does any one has any idea how to enable sound and debug this issue?
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Can anything else play sound, or is it just Real Player having this problem? Real Player for Linux is garbage, though unfortunately there's sometimes no avoiding it...
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I have got it working. It was real player issue only. I did diagnosis using system-config-soundcard, and I could hear sound now. I installed XMMS along with MP3 patch and now I can play MP3 too.

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