When switching to a virtual terminal, e.g. using Ctrl+Alt+F2, audio from the desktop environment stops, e.g. music from Grooveshark or the VLC Media Player stops. Why is this? Is there any way to prevent it?
I'm pretty sure of the situation here is normal. The sound is made by an application made into the output of your desktop. If you need a terminal and you still want to hear your music I suggest to use a Virtual Terminal like the application Terminal. And you may want to use it fullscreen, look for the view parameters of the application. Otherwise i'm not familliar to continue to send the audio flux from a session terminal to another one.