Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] sharing /dev/dsp between apps
From: matthew yee-king (yeeking_AT_no-future.com)
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 02:43:09 EET
i took the plunge and installed alsa then i tried to run two oss apps
using the alsa emulated /dev/dsp and it doesn't like to share :( ah
well.... works fine for one though.
i'm using the alsa 0.9.0beta10 ens1370 driver on my creative pci128. i
guess that means my hardware can't handle multiple streams. can several
alsa native apps talk to the same sound card using software based
I can't get the alsaout xmms output plugin to work at the moment so i
can't try running xmms native in alsa and running the other app using
dev/dsp. (which was my backuo plan...).
in my fiddling i noticed another thing - the esd don't work any more.
does anyone know anything about that? what is esd used for... do i care
if i have alsa and oss emulation running and i use sawfish as my window
On Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at 06:35 PM, Nelson Posse Lago wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31 2002 at 11:41:10am +0100, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
>> Paul Winkler wrote:
>>> AFAIK, alsa alone doesn't do this. You need some kind of "soft mixer"
>>> - a sound daemon such as esd or artsd.
>> i vaguely remember it *is* possible with alsa
> I made a similar question some time ago, and Paul Davis answered me that
> it *is* currently possible with ALSA *if* the hardware supports it, and
> that it *may become* possible to do it on the driver or library level in
> the future.
> Hope this helps,
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