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From: "Hemmann, Volker Armin" <volker.armin.hemmann@...>
Subject: Re: Re: alsa mixer question
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 17:52:21 +0100
On Sunday 06 November 2005 16:30, Duncan wrote:
> Hemmann, Volker Armin posted
> <200511060449.41167.volker.armin.hemmann@...>, excerpted

> > no, but since a recent version came out, you do not need to setup up
> > dmix. It should just work out of the box.
> Well... except with stuff that insists on using exclusive mode access.
> arts is one such "stuff", one of the big reasons folks have such
> difficulty with it.  Use it, and everything else has to play thru arts, or
> not play at all, when arts is active, even with hardware mixing or dmix.
> At least, that's been my experience, and the arts kcontrol applet
> (kcmshell arts, or just find it in kcontrol) specifically mentions it DOES
> use exclusive mode, and that other things won't be able to use sound when
> it's active.
> Other sound daemons may or may not be equally "selfish".

I solved this by using no sound daemons at all. They are all evil. 
I can't say I lost anything I miss.
But even If you have to setup dmix, there are a lot of nice easy howtos and 
guides about it.
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