Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147942
alsa-lib should include alsa-oss
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:00 EST
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Description of problem:
So that AC97 devices can make full use of software mixing, kernel OSS emulation should be obsoleted in favour of using AOSS.
Not sure if this is resolved yet, as i'm using alsa-lib compiled via portage.
Applications which are known to use OSS (such as RealPlayer), should have a script in /usr/bin that runs LD_PRELOAD first.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use an OSS application
Actual Results: OSS app uses kernel OSS emulation
Expected Results: It should use AOSS
We should compile a list of applications that will need
"LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libaoss.so" added to their scripts.
* - Firefox see (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/beta/show_bug.cgi?id=147941)
* - Mozilla
* - Helix? (Work on Alsa isn't complete AFAIK)
Actually, a better way to go would be to LD_PRELOAD it into the entire desktop
session. That's the only way it'll "Just Work". Unfortunately alsa-oss isn't
quite stable enough for that yet.