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    SubjectRe: How's the nforce4 support in Linux?
    On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 18:14:22 -0500, Lee Revell <> wrote:
    > On Fri, 2005-03-25 at 23:59 +0100, Julien Wajsberg wrote:
    > > - audio works too. The only problem is that two applications can't
    > > open /dev/dsp in the same time.
    > Not a problem. ALSA does software mixing for chipsets that can't do it
    > in hardware. Google for dmix.
    > However this doesn't (and can't be made to) work with the in-kernel OSS
    > emulation (it works fine with the alsa-lib/libaoss emulation). So you
    > are technically correct in that two OSS apps can't open /dev/dsp at the
    > same time, but there is no problem with multiple apps sharing the sound
    > device, as long as they use the ALSA API (which they should be using
    > anyway).

    Okay, good to know. Then I'll have to find out why beep-media-player
    doesn't work with alsa :-)

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