Re: 2.6 sound drivers?

From: Takashi Iwai (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 04:22:46 EST

At Thu, 17 Jul 2003 16:57:04 +0800,
Eugene Teo wrote:
> One thing I noticed abt this ALSA driver is that if I am playing
> say, xmms at the moment, any additional sound output will be delayed
> until I stop xmms. Is there any workaround?
> Using Intel(r) AC'97 Audio Controller - Sigmatel 9723 Codec

the intel chip supports only one stream for playback, so the
succeeding open is blocked since ALSA opens the device in the blocking
mode as default. and it's so for OSS-emulation, too.

for the oss-emulation, you can change this behavior via the module
option nonblock_open of snd-pcm-oss module. please check

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