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Re: Keep non-gnome2.6 package out of the discussion please

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 01:34:43PM +0200, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker wrote:
> Martin-Éric Racine <q-funk@pp.fishpool.fi> writes:
> > Just an idea, but IMHO the sound support features should be configured
> > globally by the admin for all users. The admin already decided that
> > kernel driver X is used to pass sound to the card, he could also
> > decide that e.g. Esound will be used for all GNOME sessions and that
> > Gstreamer will therefore use the Esound sink. I mean, anything that
> > has to do with acccessing hardware belongs to the admin, not to the
> > users in GNOME, right?
> Yes, the admin chooses the sound driver, but the users should definitely
> be able to choose whether to use Esound, Arts or access the sound device
> directly. Consider a user running KDE but who for some reason likes
> GStreamer for his multimedia needs. Should he be prevented from choosing
> Arts as the default audio sink just because the admin hasn't thought of
> the possibility of running GNOME apps in KDE?

Well, if arts is running, the user (or admin) sure cannot chose to use
esd or oss/alsa directly, well at least not on my hardware, it would
result in the app silently waiting forever.


Sven Luther

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