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From: "Dmitri Pogosyan" <pogosyan@...>
Subject: Re: alsa mixer question
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 11:14:26 -0700
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.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
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> Steve Herber	herber@...		work: 206-221-7262
> Security Engineer, UW Medicine, IT Services	home: 425-454-2399
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