Re: Multiple accesses to /dev/dsp
Rob Mahurin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 07:21:06PM -0600, Dwayne C . Litzenberger wrote:
> > Anyone know of a kernel patch that basically lets any number of processes
> > open /dev/dsp any number of times?
> > Basically, a microphone splitter and a speaker mixer in one? I know this
> > would take CPU time, but I'd like to be able to play a RealAudio stream,
> > while hearing the superfluous sounds of KDE, while talking to a friend via
> > SpeakFreely.
> > I know it should be possible, but I've never seen it done.
> I've heard that esound or something like that (from enlightenment) can
> do that, but I've not played with it myself. Anybody else?
I use OSS the commercial version as my sound driver and I also run
esound from my Gnome desktop. It was purely an accident but I found that
all of the Gnome system sounds are output via esound and I can use the
CD player from XMCD to have music at the same time. I also noticed that
my microphone is active too, since I was getting some bad feedback
noise. I was able to use the Gnome mixer to control all of this, so that
it works OK. The wierd thing is that I have to log in and start both OSS
and Esound as root, in an Xterm, in Gnome; then log out and log back in
as a user to have it work in a regular session. If any one knows how to
get them both running at boot up I would appreciate some help. I have
only been experimenting with sounds for a month or so. Thanks. BTW I run
ICEGnome not enlightenment and I have a Gnome taskbar hidden at the top
of the screen and a ICE debian taskbar hidden at the bottom of the
screen. Works great!