sound dies after KDE starts

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Tue Sep 21 04:14:16 PDT 2004


On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 18:43 +0600, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote: 
> It is possible, but ARTS is broken enough to work improperly in this 
> setup (a solution is to run esd and configure ARTS to output sound 
> through esd). If you want to try this setup, see this page:
> 
> http://www.pseudorandom.co.uk/2004/debian/alsa/
> 
> Note that you want to disable OSS compatibility in the kernel and run 
> OSS apps via the "aoss" wrapper.

Ok, but what's actually needed if you don't care about OSS in the
slightest, and don't have support for it compiled in? Most of the
documentation focuses on getting OSS emulation to work, and doesn't
distinguish between software mixing on ALSA, and making OSS use that
emulation.

Is it just the first bit on that page, something like:

pcm.swmix { 
	type dmix
	ipc_key 313
	slave {
		pcm "hw:0,0"
	}
}

Simon.
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