Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: What parts of Linux audio simply suck ?

From: Erik Steffl <steffl@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sun Jun 19 2005 - 23:16:36 EEST

Lee Revell wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-06-19 at 19:20 +0200, Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen wrote:
>>artsd because it currently on the machine I'm working with right now
>>continouisly tries to start. When I kill it, it starts again, for
>>mysterious reasons, only seconds later. Sometimes, it is even owned by
>>root, and I have to kill it as root. Even that doesnt help, it starts
>>again and again and again.
> This is a KDE problem. I have found that if you don't use KDE,
> launching some KDE apps (like kmix) will cause 5 or 6 stupid KDE daemons
> to be started, which don't die when you exit the program, and have to be
> killed manually.
> KDE just seems to be terminally bloated due to excessive OO-ness.

   ? what does that have with OO?

   in this particular case kde is trying to fix the problem that should
never have existed in the first place and since the user daemon for a
particular desktop is not a proper place to fix it it fails miserably.

   the point is that user has pretty much no control over which app is
going to access audio so the audio system has to allow access from
multiple programs.

   and yes, latest development (dmix) goes in that direction but it's
not there yet... (i.e. not automagically working in all major distros)

   (note that this is not a defense of kde, I'm not big fan of either
kde or gnome)

Received on Mon Jun 20 00:15:21 2005

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