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Re: Sound Problems (Sound is Often Gone)

On Mon,14.Jul.08, 12:42:54, Arthur A wrote:

> My understanding was:
> Hardware <----> ALSA <--> OSS <--> Apps

AFAIK OSS has been the first type of linux sound drivers. Alsa was 
introduced later as an alternative. Since 2.6.something (but before etch 
IIRC) alsa is in the mainline kernel and OSS has been deprecated.

As far as installing is concerned, you really only need install 
alsa-utils (which should pull alsa-base) and sound should just work 
(unless you have some strange hardware).

Also since the dmix plugin has been enabled by default it is possible to 
have multiple apps play sound at the same time, which was previously 
achieved by using arts or esound.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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