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Old 11-09-2008, 04:38 AM   #1
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Not finding right audio tutorial


Hi all. I have followed a few different audio tutorials in order to stream sounds from multiple apps. Iḿ just not seeing something. here are the ones I have tried:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=363211


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=101125


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=44753


I should mention that I am using an HP DV6000 and that everything is standard except for the hard disk. Is there something that I am missing? I have had problems with other distros too so this is not the first time.

I can play one application but then I have to restart x before I use a different appwith sound. ANY help would be appreciate it. Itś late and Iḿ finding it hard to concentrate. Thanks in advance everyone.
 
Old 11-09-2008, 04:54 AM   #2
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Ok, the flash player can play at the same time as vlc but thatś it. Has anyone experienced this before?
 
Old 11-10-2008, 06:23 AM   #3
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Seriously? No one has any issues with Ubuntu and sound mixing? Any help would be appreciated. Maybe I am not entering in the proper search string.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 12:58 AM   #4
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fine. can someone at least tell me how to reset the sound so that i dont have to keep ctrl-alt-backspace then in order to use the sound for another app?
 
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Certain apps launch artsd when they use the soundcard. Which stays running when the app quits. Perhaps this is your issue. killall artsd

I have this issue with ktorrent and other KDE apps. The web browsers tends to use OSS. Killing off gconfd-2 and dbus-launch afterwards helps as well. I don't run a lot of things. So I know when something is there that shouldn't be. If you're running gnome or KDE and/or dbus/hal/avahi you might not want to do the killall stuff. But it works for me.

There are ways to share sound. ALSA can mix natively, as long as the apps use alsa directly. Otherwise you can launch apps with aoss. Similar tools to do the same with esd, arts and others (artsdsp, esddsp, etc...). There's a dmix configuration for asoundrc, but you don't really need it these days.
 
  


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