Dell Latitude D600 running FC3 (2.6.9-Fred - stock kernel patched with alps touch pad driver)
Upgraded my ALSA drivers/lib/oss/utils to latest - 1.0.8
Card: Intel 82801DB-ICH4
Chip: SigmaTel STAC9750/51
Before I recently upgraded alsa, from stock alsa that came with FC3 to 108 -- I used to route pretty much everyting (xmms, gaim sounds, gnome event sounds etc) thru ESD. I also would 'capture/record' some stuff via "esdmon | lame -x -m s - output.mp3" - basically that took whatever was sent to ESD and lamed it and stored it to a file (see script below if you are interested).

Now I have ditched ESD and just routed most/all sound stuff thru alsa (with dmix) directly. But how do I capture the mixed stream like I did with esdmon?
And no I'd like to avoid running esd, or jack or any other sound server.

Here is the script if you are interested (this is the one using esd - note I commented out some stuff from an earlier rev of this script that just used OSS stuff & SOX - that had some problem that I don't recall).
fname=`date +"interval-music-RP-%m-%d-%Y-%I_%m%p.mp3"`
begindate=`date +"%s"`
#sox -t ossdsp -w -s -r 44100 -c 2 /dev/dsp -t raw - | lame -x -m s - $fname &
esdmon | lame -x -m s - $fname &
#soxpid=`ps |grep sox | awk '{print $1}'`
soxpid=`ps |grep esdmon | awk '{print $1}'`
sleep 3
fsize=`ls -l $fname |awk '{print $5}'`
while [ $fsize -lt 384000000 ] ; do
sleep 297
sox /home/fwelland/Sounds/UtopiaExclamation.wav -c 1 -t ub - |esdcat -b -m
sleep 2
sox /home/fwelland/Sounds/UtopiaExclamation.wav -c 1 -t ub - |esdcat -b -m
sleep 57
sox /home/fwelland/Sounds/Musica/MusicaError.wav -c 1 -t ub - | esdcat -b -m
sleep 2
sox /home/fwelland/Sounds/Musica/MusicaError.wav -c 1 -t ub - | esdcat -b -m
fsize=`ls -l $fname |awk '{print $5}'`
kill $soxpid
enddate=`date +"%s"`
timediff=`expr $enddate - $begindate`
mins=`expr $timediff / 60`
secs=`expr $timediff % 60`
echo recording duration was $mins minutes and $secs seconds
newfname=`echo ${fname%.mp3}-${mins}m-${secs}s.mp3`
echo $newfname
mv $fname $newfname
If you read this far - maybe you are curious why I am doing this. I listen to an internet radio station via xmms and fire off this script. It inserts an 'alarm' after about 5 mins and then another one a minute later. I am an interval runner - run for 5 mins walk for 1.......copy to my iRiver....and away I go...