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From: "Hemmann, Volker Armin" <volker.armin.hemmann@...>
Subject: Re: alsa mixer question
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 13:32:38 +0100
On Saturday 05 November 2005 10:43, Steve Herber wrote:
> 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.

have you built everything with the alsa-useflag?
Are you using the latest alsa-libs?

If yes, go to and read about dmix.

I have no problems to have douzends of apps playing sound simultanously (tried 
with civclient+amarok+alsaplayer+wesnoth+other stuff)
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