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Old 12-17-2007, 05:37 AM   #1
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Only one program can use sound device - how do I fix this


I have a realtek sound card and it works fine.

But if I play music then play a game or something I get an error saying that device is in use; how can I change it so multiple programs can use a single device?
Old 12-17-2007, 06:28 AM   #2
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Hello Virtuality,

You will have to configure your system to use dmix. It's an ALSA plugin.

Here are some starting points:


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