[linux-audio-user] Sound servers conflict
arnold at roederberg.dyndns.org
Tue Feb 8 15:29:10 EST 2005
On Tuesday 08 February 2005 20:07, Hillel wrote:
> I installed NAS from Mandrake rpm's rebooted the box, and the program
> works great.
> The problem is that most of my other software, for example Amarok,
> stopped producing sound.
> Prior to installing NAS, I used KDE and there sound server aRts. When I
> start Amarok I get a message from aRts, that it can't open device for
> I thus have two questions:
> 1. Is there a way to resolve such a situation, in a way that allows two
> programs that use different sound servers to play sounds at the same time?
There are several answers/solutions:
- Buy a soundcard which is allows multiple hardwareaccess such as the sblive
(with emu10k1-chip allowing 32 apps) or something based on the maestro3-chip
(allowing 2 apps) for example...
- Use dmix to do software mixing in alsa.
- Tell aRts to use NAS, this can be done in the control-center.
- Check wether Amarok can use NAS. Or perhaps GStreamer which outputs to NAS.
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