Re: virtual OSS devices [for making selfish apps happy]

From: Nick Warne
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 16:39:10 EST

Hi Christian,

On 11/21/05, Christian Parpart < trapni@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all,

> I'm having some apps running on my desktop that all want
> exclusive access to my sound device just for playing audio
> (and a single app for capturing), namely:
> * TeamSpeak (VoIP team voice chat)
> * Cedega (for playing some win32 games on my beloved box)
> * KDE/arts (my desktop wants to play some sounds as well wtf)

Slack 10 with using ALSA (artsd).

I have never had any problems with TS and other apps accessing sound* - KDE
notifications happen when I am on TS and playing a game of Quake2 while
listening to xmms on my patented mp3's.

What distro? What kernel? What desktop manager you use?

* I still can't get firefox and flash sound to work though - all OK in konq.

"Person who say it cannot be done should not interrupt person doing it."
-Chinese Proverb

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