El lun, 22-08-2005 a las 16:24 +0100, James Stembridge escribi=C3=B3:
> Are you uising dmix? If so try disabling it.
I googled a little. I suspect I'm using dmix, because the intel8x0
soundcard couldn't do hardware mixing with ALSA, and I'm experiencing
mixing (more that one program playing at the same time). I also find out
that ALSA enabled dmix by default in the latest release, for cards that
don't support hardware mixing (like mine).
I tried to find out how to disable it, but all the documentation I read
points to create some kind of .asoundrc file in my home directory to
enable this. And I don't have any .asoundrc file. I do have a bounch of
files in /etc/alsa, but they are way too complicated for me to
understand. If dmix is being enabled there, I really don't know how to
Does anybody know how this new "now by default dmix" thing is
accomplished, and how to disable it to test xine 5.1 output without it?
Anyway, if the problem is dmix, I don't understand why other
applications can output 5.1 sound without problem, and xine can't. Is
this a bug in xine? Is xine trying to open the soundcard in some other