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Old 11-25-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
yogi1061
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Question Sound card dual/multiple use


System specs:

Dell OptiPlex GX110
OS: Dual Boot with Windows 2000 and RedHat 9
Soundcard: Intel 82801AA/AB AC'97

Trouble is this. When Iím on Linux, my soundcard cannot be dual-used by different applications. That is, say Iím running XMMS, I canít have another application generate sound; get the error gist "Soundcard in use".

I know this its not the soundcard as this can be easily accomplished in Windows. Hope some "sound" advice is on the "cards" for me.

Yogi
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:39 PM   #2
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If you're using ALSA you have to run sound via a sound server or you have to script software mixing yourself.

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=AlsaSharing
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:40 PM   #3
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Are you using ALSA or OSS drivers, it doesn't sound like you are actually. Try enabling either and I bet it will solve your problem.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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Are you using ALSA or OSS drivers, it doesn't sound like you are actually. Try enabling either and I bet it will solve your problem.
Nope alsa doesn't in any case automatically you have to script it then or use a sound server. I don't know for OSS but oss isn't free isn;t it or is just the kernel version ok.

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Old 11-26-2004, 04:36 PM   #5
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darkleaf and jchance,

I'm using neither ALSA nor OSS. As far as OSS is concerned, I'm open to purchasing software, but I'm more of an enthusiast than a serious user whose use wouldn't justify the expenditure.

Earlier, I've had some trouble trying to install ALSA, but I'll try it again, this time more fastidiously. I found that link particularly helpful.

Sincerely appreciate your direction and support!

Yogi
 
  


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