Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: "Hemmann
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: alsa mixer question
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 16:55:07
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Re: alsa mixer question by Duncan <>
On Sunday 06 November 2005 16:30, Duncan wrote:
> Hemmann, Volker Armin posted > <200511060449.41167.volker.armin.hemmann@××××××××××××.de>, 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. -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list