At 2004-05-06T15:00:26Z, Brad Sawatzky <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > If you have a quasi-modern sound card/chipset, alsa can also let your > sound card do the multiplexing in hardware. ie. you don't need to run > esd/arts anymore unless you want the funky network-stream capabilities. Good point, but you *may* still have to run one of them if the sound-generating programs you use haven't been updated to interface to ALSA yet. ESD and ARTS are also nice, generic compatibility layers to the underlying operating system, so there's not a big incentive to add ALSA support to a program that already uses one of the sound servers. -- Kirk Strauser In Googlis non est, ergo non est.
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