Re: a sound question
Mark Grieveson wrote:
Hi everyone. I have a usb-audio-device (aka a skype phone), and a
couple of speakers plugged into my regular soundcard. I can get sound
out of either device separately, but not both. I feel that I should
be able to use both the soundcard, and the usb-audio-device at the
same time (chat with Skype, while listening to music, for instance).
Does anyone know how I might be able to do this? I use Etch, with the
latest updated kernel (2.6.17), and the desktop environment is KDE
(though changing to Gnome is fine, if required).
As I understand it, isn't a usb-audio-device like a soundcard to the
kernel? If that's the case, is it that you can't have both your
soundcard and your usb-audio-device active in the kernel at the same
time? In other words, is it that you can't load the modules for your
soundcard and the modules for your usb device at the same time in the
I sort of remember seeing in the list a way by which more than one
"soundcard" can be loaded in the kernel at the same time. If your usb
device is "like" a soundcard, maybe this is possible for you.
If I recall correctly, the module lines were something like:
alias snd-card-0 snd-fm801
options snd-fm801 index=0
alias snd-card-1 XXXX
options XXXX index=1
XXXX represents the second module for a second "soundcard" to be loaded
in the kernel at the same time.
Do you think this would work for you? HTH.