[LAU] pulse/systemd - was: FreeBSD

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Jan 8 16:49:52 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:24 AM, Arve Barsnes <arve.barsnes at gmail.com>

> On 8 January 2015 at 15:10, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
> > Just? Just routing all programs to alsa means each or any blocks all
> others.
> > One ends up with the mess that at least three audio servers have been
> tried
> > of which Pulse seems to be the one that has been chosen
> I keep seeing people say this, but I have never noticed any program
> blocking the sound of any other. I can play sound from mplayer,
> audaciuos, audacity, firefox, whatever, all at the same time, never
> had pulseaudio installed, everything through alsa. What am I doing
> wrong? :p

two possibilities: (a) you're on a distro that decided to try using ALSA's
builtin mixing system ("dmix") (b) you have a really old soundcard that can
mix in hardware.
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