Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Dmitri Pogosyan <pogosyan@×××××××××××××.ca>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] alsa mixer question
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 18:16:08
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, > > --- > Steve Herber herber@×××××.com work: 206-221-7262 > Security Engineer, UW Medicine, IT Services home: 425-454-2399 > -- > gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list
-- Dmitri Pogosyan Department of Physics Associate Professor University of Alberta tel 1-780-492-2150 412 Avadh Bhatia Physics Labs fax 1-780-492-0714 Edmonton, AB, T6G 2J1, CANADA -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-amd64] alsa mixer question Kyle Lutze <kyle@×××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] alsa mixer question "Hemmann