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    On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 02:13 -0600, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote: 
    > > What about audio? If there is a sound server running then you're going
    > > to have a constant stream of interrupts and DMA activity from the sound
    > > card even if the machine is idle and there aren't any sounds playing.
    >
    > Doesn't artsd at least close the audio device after some configurable idle
    > time? In which case that sounds like a userspace issue.

    Well, as of ALSA 1.0.9 which does software mixing and volume control by
    default, all the sound servers are obsolete. So this should be a
    non-issue with a modern distro.

    As far as legacy support, AFAIK esd and artsd both grab the sound device
    on startup and never release it.

    Lee

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