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Sound is creating problems everytime in Linux. In Linux i can run only one application at a time which is using the sound.But in Windows i can run no. of applications!
Why it is happening?? When i am logging into KDE the process like kalarm is starting and my sound is blocking!!! Why that sound is not a sharable resource in Linux??
i hears alsa is supposed to let you play multiple sounds, but i haven't had any luck
umm, you shall have to set up every program that wants sound (unless you fix alsa, don't ask me whats wrong with it, i got the same problem i think?) ,, set it up to use a sound server/ sound deamon, whatever its called
i don't know what or if KDE has a program for this, but esound is usually popular, and supported by the most popular linux programs (mplayer, gaim, xmms, etc)
since you said kde, you can run most programs through artsdsp to get that program's sounds mixed in with other kde programs' sounds (note this doesn't work for every program though, but should for most).
artsdsp /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla OR artsdsp /usr/local/games/ut2003_demo/ut2003_demo
remember to make sure you start arts when you login to kde.
I had a load of problems with my sound card and acpi in SuSE - I finally worked out what the problem was, but along the way I think I may have screwed up artsd. Are there any instructions on how to re-install arts and get sound working in KDE again?
the linux developers decided that ALSA was better than OSS
............not a smart move at all..........
This has to be one of the first times i've seen someone say (admit?) this. Granted I haven't been looking either.
It's nice to know I'm not alone. Alsa has always (to me) seemed like a big pain in the a$$ for little or no noticable benifit. Maybe with a high end card I might feel different but I don't know
I don't understand why it's not smart though - the dicision over OSS that is. I'm not familiar with the issues
but why put it in the kernel? I mean, what fukwit decided that? So whenever there's a new version of alsa you have to patch and then recompile the kernel (a real pain in the arse). Much better to have it as a loadable module, which you can compile whenever you need to without screwing up a perfectly working kernel. That would seem to make much more sense to me.
It's just integrated into the kernel source tree, you still have the choice of compiling it as a loadable module or inside the kernel, and you can easily patch the code to the latest version and then recompile only the modules.