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Old 12-28-2002, 08:47 PM   #1
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Question alsa sound problem...


I'm using Mandrake 9.0 with alsa and a Yamha AC97 soundcard. (module: i810_audio). It works fine exept that only one program can use the sound at the same time. I can not play mp3 and use xine at the same time, I can not play games and mp3 at the same time etc.....

Anyone how know how to solve the problem???
Old 12-29-2002, 05:16 PM   #2
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You need to use a soundserver like arts (if you're using KDE). And then use the appropriate plugins.

Or buy a soundcard which allows to open the sound device more than once.
Old 12-29-2002, 06:25 PM   #3
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okey... I'm using IceWM.... installed arts, but I can't get it to work... xmms and xine hangs..... From xine I got the following message:
can't connect to arts server.
(I have arts output plugins for both xmms and xine)

Is it possible to get arts to work in IceWM??? Do I need to configure arts in some way???

Old 12-29-2002, 06:30 PM   #4
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hmmm.... I have something named soundwarpper installed to... licq seems to use this to play sound.... anyone know what it is???
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did you start arts server ???

look for "artsd" file then when you will find it type:

artsd &&

this is how you start it ...
then if you want to play a few sounds at the same time so you need to turn them on by:

artsdsp whateverProgram


artsdsp xmms

good luck


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