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From: Kyle Lutze <kyle@...>
Subject: Re: alsa mixer question
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 18:43:26 -0800
Dmitri Pogosyan wrote:
> 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'
> 
> 
jack is the jack audio connection kit. It is mostly used by audio
professionals or people that have m-audio audio cards. It is probably
unwanted for this situation as most programs don't support it, and it's

Jack is the jack audio connection kit. It is mostly used by audio 
professionals or people that have m-audio audio cards. It is probably 
too powerful for your type of setup, so don't worry about. It's very 
powerful for what it does, and with that a bit complicated to setup, 
especially to get non-jack programs working with it.

Kyle

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