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Re: F11: OSS and pulseaudio conflict



On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 23:42 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 11:11 -0500, Warren Togami wrote:
> > I ran into an application yesterday that seemed to make pulseaudio
> > daemon fail.  After a lot of digging, someone else realized that this
> > application was actually using OSS output.  OSS currently grabs /dev/dsp
> > (provided by snd-pcm-oss), making it appear that pulseaudio has "failed".
> > 
> > OSS applications are so rare these days, I did not even consider that it
> > was using OSS.  This is likely to be a rare but repetitive source of
> > confusion in the future.
> 
> Just remove OSS support from the kernel. ALSA has been the default since
> the 2.6.0 kernel (that's 5 years ago), and even apps that use OSS
> emulation through ALSA will block any other use of the sound card
> (whether PulseAudio is present or not).
> 
> There's no sound mixing (through ALSA or PulseAudio) when OSS emulation
> is used in ALSA. Kill it (and file a bug against the app).

Filed:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472741


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