Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We're a little late, but Real Life got in the way, so here we finally are. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition has been released. This version focusses on improvements in cloud computing on the server using Eucalyptus, further improvements in boot speed, as well as development on Netbook Remix. The related KDE, Xfce, and other variants have been released as well. Update by ELQ: Just a quick note to say that one of my Creative Commons videos was selected to be part of Ubuntu's Free Culture Showcase package that comes by default with the new Ubuntu version!
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RE[5]: tada.wav
by phoenix on Fri 30th Oct 2009 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: tada.wav"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Back to the present: My workstation has an AC97. Apps are compiled with ALSA support. Two sound apps cannot use the sound card at the same time. My recourse is: reinstall Linux. Go distro-hopping until the problems are resolved and pray there are no new ones.


Or, you could configure the dmix plugin for ALSA.

Or, you can install OSS4 and tell ALSA to use that for sound output. (Doing it that way means you don't have to reconfigure all your apps for OSS output.)

Or, you can install a sound server like esd, artsd, pulese, etc.

Or, move to FreeBSD, which uses a modified OSS3, but fully supports multiple sound sources at once (/dev/dsp is an auto-cloning device, which uses either software or hardware mixing, depending on the actual sound hardware).

Or, ... ;)

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