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Re: Need help with sound in 3.1

On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 06:51:45PM +0100, Svein Ove Aas wrote:
> The driver for your soundcard is single-open, and can therefore only
> be used by one program at a time. Either tell xmms and mplayer to use
> arts for sound output, start them via artsdsp or install a better
> driver.
> AFAIK, all Alsa-drivers do mixing in the kernel.

Nope, ALSA drivers don't do mixing in the kernel at least as far as I
know. I just tested my sound card (C-Media 8738) which seems to only
support single-open in ALSA as well. :\

Also, I am pretty sure full duplex doesn't have anything to do with this
problem, but I may be wrong.


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