[LAU] Hello and configuring audio

M-.-n nostromo at arkaos.net
Wed Jan 9 08:46:50 EST 2008

Joern Nettingsmeier wrote:
> good news. so your hardware is not the problem.
> iirc, amarok can use a number of audio backends - my guess is it's using
> aRTs (as someone else suggested already). perhaps arts is ok, but messes
> up other program's audio performance?
I've disabled aRTs, wired amarok to alsa and it still plays fine. VLC 
still chokes on mp3 payback tho. VLC has specific settings for alsa and 
oss audio but I haven't found and preference to choose between the two.
Another wierd thing is that /dev/dsp is locked. I can't write to it. Is 
this normal if aRTs is done. Are the OSS devices 'emulated' and actually 
have ALSA implementation or are they totally different thing ?

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