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Re: Proposal: Rationalizing Fedora Audio



On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 02:29 +1300, David Mohring wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-10-18 at 14:13 +0200, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > You are right... Some sound cards out there have several hardware audio 
> > channels and can perform HW sound mixing of up to a number of sound 
> > sources equal to its sound channels. For example, if the card has 4 HW 
> > channels it can mix up to 4 simultaneous sound sources.
> > 
> 
> Ok, how about giving the option to deploy audio as either 
> 1) Direct to card hardware 
>    Card set up as /dev/dsp hw:0 etc 
> 2) Software Mix
>    Dmix set up as /dev/dsp hw:0 etc
>    Following audio devices set up /dev/dspX hw:X etc

Or, instead of being goofy and making this an "option," just use the HAL
FDI system to mark which cards need software mixing and which don't, and
make it all nice and automatic like it should be.

> And the future kernel hack
> 3) Multiuser Software Switch
>    a /dev/tty like switch for /dev/dsp hw:0 to each users assigned 
>     /dev/dsp hw:0 etc - either hardware or dmix device.
> 
> -- 
> David Mohring <heretic ihug co nz>
> 
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Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.


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