[conspire] Good page about debugging Linux audio problems

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Tue Oct 18 23:58:16 PDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 09:43:44PM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Ruben I Safir quotation of Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 11:43:49PM -0400:
> > There was a time when I could set up ALSA to take multiple
> > applications without a problem.
> > It won't do  it any more.   Any clues?
> Had a hardware "upgrade" recently.  Most of the new
> sound hardware doesn't do hardware mixing, which
> means that you have to either (1) carefully configure
> your applications so that only one tries to open the
> device at a time, or (2) come down on the "Lennart
> Poettering is NOT the Antichrist" side of the debate
> and turn PulseAudio back on.

So your saying that there is a change in the hardware?

 I thought this had to do with esd.

> (PulseAudio runs fine on my pretty much stock Debian
> laptop.)
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> Don Marti                    
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