Re: 2.6 sound drivers?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 07:10:07 EST

On Iau, 2003-07-17 at 12:31, Ed Sweetman wrote:
> > 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.

There are lots of reasons for not using esd (its sucky frequency code
for example) but you do need a userspace daemon because the alsa kernel
side mixing stuff doesn't handle network connections - and nor would you
want it to.

X is a networked environment, Gnome is a networked desktop, therefore
you need networked audio

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