Linux Sound

Hans Fugal hans at
Fri Jun 10 16:00:54 MDT 2005

This is a FAQ but I haven't yet seen a nice succinct page with a nice
succinct answer.

It boils down to this. You have two options: hardware (better soundcard)
or software (dmix, artsd, or esd).

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 at 15:55 -0600, Eric Jensen wrote:
> I haven't had this problem with Linux in some time.  I can only have one
> program use the sound device at a time.  Which has become increasingly
> annoying as some background app or some banner add will lock the device
> up for minutes at a time.  Any ideas how to fix this?  I'm in Suse 9.2.
> Eric
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