Re: 2.6 sound drivers?

From: Ookhoi (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 06:19:58 EST

Takashi Iwai wrote (ao):
> 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
> Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt.

Wouldn't esd (the enlightment sound daemon) take care of this in
userspace? I can have sound out of xmms, firebird, mpg321 and mplayer at
the same time with esd.
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