As people said your choices are
1) Use sound card with hardware mixing
2) Run sound mixing daemon like esound or arts
3) Set up dmix in alsa. I also heard that alsa 1.10 is supposed to
come with replacement for dmix ?
3) is preferable to 2), especially arts seems having a lot of bad rap.
I have recompiled everything without arts (I don't have gnome or esound
installed) and set up dmix devices. Works fine.
I don't know much about 'jack'
> I am running a 2.6.14 kernel:
> uname -a
> Linux lurch 2.6.14-gentoo #1 PREEMPT Mon Oct 31 01:06:31 PST 2005 x86_64
> AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
> using the 2005.0 profile and ~amd64<F4> ARCH on a Shuttle SN85G4.
> In general a single sound application, xmms, mplayer, torcs, works. The
> problem is that the browser, galeon and others, often open /dev/sound/dsp.
> Then when I try to run a second application that also uses sound, the
> second application fails when it tries to open /dev/sound/dsp.
> Does anyone have recommendations that I could follow to more easily get
> multiple applications to work together?
> I just want to be able to start a browser, xmms, and then run a few laps
> with Torcs.
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