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Apparently Fedora thinks that my sound card is reminiscent of the ancient SB Pro and will only play one sound at a time. This includes music... If I'm using XMMS and somebody messages me on Gaim, the song finishes and then it plays all the sounds that would have been played had the music not been running...
I'm using the onboard sound card on my Asus A7N8X-X motherboard. It's on the nForce2 chipset with that AC'97 audio decoder.
Can anyone help me out with this problem? http://members.shaw.ca/psg1_sniper/Screenshot.png
Last edited by Sovetskeey; 09-07-2004 at 01:30 PM.
Are you using the ALSA libraries for sound? If so, you may need to reconfigure apps that use sound to use 'aplay'. I have had this problem in the past (and it's quite annoying, I agree) and I ended up solving it by making sure all apps that require sound use 'aplay %s' if possible. This should help with things like Gaim, XMMS, etc. Some apps can't be configured and as such will hog the sound channel.
As for me, to enable dmix, I made this ".asoundrc" file in home directory.
ipc_key 1021 # must be unique!
period_size 1024 # must be power of 2
buffer_size 8192 # dito. It
#periods 128 # dito.
Then in XMMS, manually put "pcm.ossmix" in Audio Device part. Then try playing some .wav file at the same time with aplay.