Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Sep 2003 01:45 UTC
Slackware, Slax For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big "But". Read on for our very positive experience with Slackware 9.1-pre. Update: In less than 24 hours since the RC-1, Slackware 9.1 RC-2 is out.
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Sound Issues
by Myst on Wed 24th Sep 2003 02:31 UTC

The reason you are having issues using the soundcard with multiple applications is due to the hardware.

A lot of soundcards these days don't have multiple channels for output that are multiplexed in hardware. The SB Live is an example of this: I can play something like 32 different sound streams simultaneously.

However, on my T23 with i810 audio, I only have 1 output channel so I need to use ESD or aRTSd or someother userspace tool that applications connect to in order to multiplex the single output channel.

In short, configure XMMS to use ESD output and have Totem do the same if it doesn't by default.