Re: 2.6 sound drivers?

From: Ookhoi (
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 08:11:12 EST

Alan Cox wrote (ao):
> 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)

I feel enlightened ;-)

> 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

What would be a better choice than esd?
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