Re: sound utilities, /usr/X11R6/bin/au
"G. Crimp" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Sorry to keep pestering the list with my sound questions. I thought it
> would be better to send each one as separate message rather than dump only
> loosely related questions under one subject header.
> After having enabled sound in the kernel, I went into dselect and
> installed a number of sound utilities in order to play around and see what
> the various packages did and which ones might be of interest to me. Now
> when I boot, I get a process named /usr/X11R6/bin/au running all the time.
> This is a slink to auvoxware. This ties up the sound devices in /dev so
> that if as a user I want to do something that uses sound, I can't because
> the device is busy.
> Does anyone know what auvoxware does and to which package it belongs
> ? I couldn't find a man page for either au or auvoxware. I went back to
> dselect, but couldn't find any mention of au or auvoxware in the sound
> package descriptions so I don't know which one to potentially remove from my
auvoxware is the Network Audio System, read the man page of nas for
BTW: I switched to sox because I got tired of turning nas off for
starting xanim and some games. There should really be an accepted
standard for playing/recording sounds used by every application. If
nas were supported by every application ...
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