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Old 06-12-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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Sound only works with one application at a time


The title pretty much so explains it all. I'm running ALSA on an integrated VIA board. I used to run an SB Live! 5.1 in the computer as my primary card, until the two began to conflict and nothing worked. So I took it out. Now I'm using the VIA.

But now I can only get sound to work with one application at a time. For example, if I'm playing a song through Rhythmbox and I go to "Open Volume Control" on the Gnome volume control applet, I get an error saying "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found." But when I pause playback on Rhythmbox, -- without closing the window -- I can get into volume control. This is very weird and a major inconvenience. Anyone have an ideas?
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:55 AM   #2
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try telling everything to use alsa, and use the following .asoundrc file:

Code:
pcm.dmixer {
    type dmix
        ipc_key 1024
    slave {
            pcm "hw:0,0"
            period_time 0
            period_size 1024
            buffer_size 8192
       rate 44100
           }

       bindings {
               0 0
               1 1
           }
   }

   pcm.dsp0 {
       type plug
           slave.pcm "dmixer"
   }

   pcm.!default {
           type plug
           slave.pcm "dmixer"
   }

   pcm.default {
      type plug
         slave.pcm "dmixer"
   }

 ctl.mixer0 {
     type hw
         card 0
   }
 
Old 06-14-2005, 03:45 AM   #3
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I think thats a problem with alsa hope in next versions this thing will be solved
 
Old 06-14-2005, 04:06 AM   #4
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Alsa could indeed stand some improving. And now that it's an official part of the kernel, there's a high chance it'll get it!
 
  


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