Re: 2.6 sound drivers?

From: Ed Sweetman (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 06:31:44 EST

Ookhoi wrote:
> 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
> 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.

Most people would rather not use esd, especially when you dont need to
use any userspace deamon to do the job.

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