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SubjectRe: How's the nforce4 support in Linux?
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 18:14:22 -0500, Lee Revell <rlrevell@joe-job.com> 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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Julien
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