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Old 04-18-2005, 08:02 AM   #1
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Can't play more than one sound at a time

When one sound is playing (e.g. music in XMMS), no other programs can play sounds (e.g. the sound that plays when a contact signs in on Gaim). Is there a way that I can have multiple sounds playing like on windows, or is this something that I just have to live with on linux?

I'm running FC3 with an on-board realtek sound card if that helps.
Old 04-18-2005, 08:14 AM   #2
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Are tou using KDE instead of the default gnome?

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Old 04-18-2005, 08:15 AM   #3
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you need sound server or you can configure your Alsa drivers for using DMIX plugin (see

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Old 04-18-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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like Vookimedlo said, you need a sound server. If you're running OSS, go for esd; if you're running alsa, go for jackd or esd;


hth --Jonas


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