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Mods please move if there's a more appropriate forum Anyways, what I've noticed on every distro I've tried is the inherent problem of getting 2 progs to output sound at ...
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    Sound servers?


    Mods please move if there's a more appropriate forum

    Anyways, what I've noticed on every distro I've tried is the inherent problem of getting 2 progs to output sound at the same time.

    Slackware had ALSA installed so playing a cd meant all notifications from amsn queued up until the cd had finished then output in a stream.

    Stuff like MDK has the aRTS thingy running which seems to hog the sound device to itself.

    And others.

    But what I've noticed is that if I don't load alsa or if I disable arts then multiple progs can access me sound card with no problems.

    I dunno if this is cos there's a default installation of esound or oss which then kicks in. Maybe it's summat else?

    Any ideas/pointers/etc about how sound is actually meant to work in linux?

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    I disable arts then multiple progs can access me sound card with no problems.
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    Arrrggg, matie... 'Tis a mighty fine mess your in.
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    Seriously though. I run Mandrake 10.0, too and have never had that problem. I use oss. I'll have to give it a try and see if I can't reproduce your error. Just curious, do you have on-board sound or a seperate card?

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    Tis onboard i810. Could be the problem I suppose.

    How do you select which sound server you want to use in mdk10?
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    It's been a while, but I believe I was able to select it when I installed my system. That means you should be able to do it in mcc, to. Are there options there to change it?

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