Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 222157
Allow KDE to share audio with other applications by enabling dmix
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:28 EST
Description of problem:
If a KDE application is playing audio, non-KDE applications are blocked from
using audio. This can be worked around by adding an ~/.asoundrc file to enable
dmix (see attached). It would be easier if dmix were just enabled by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start playing an audio file using "noatun"
2. Go to http://news.com and play a Flash video.
The audio for the Flash video cannot be heard.
The audio from both "noatun" and Flash should be heard.
Created attachment 145273 [details]
My .asoundrc file to enable dmix
It looks like this may be fixed in a later build of alsa-lib. Any chance of
either releasing this build for RHEL, or backporting the fix?
* Sat Apr 23 2005 Martin Stransky <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1.0.9rc2-1
- updated to 1.0.9rc2
- add ainit tool
- dmix is now default pcm device
(In reply to comment #2)
> It looks like this may be fixed in a later build of alsa-lib. Any chance of
> either releasing this build for RHEL, or backporting the fix?
I don't think so, there're more important updates for RHEL-4 and number of the
updates is limited. It works out of the box in RHEL-5 and all Fedoras since FC4.
Given how close we are to RHEL 5, I can understand that this would be a low
priority for backporting. Thanks for your quick response.
For RHEL 4, is there a recommended workaround?
Just curious: if this is fixed in RHEL 5, why was this marked "WONTFIX" instead
of "NEXTRELEASE"? Would "NEXTRELEASE" imply this would be fixed in an RHEL 4
Update or Errata? I'm just trying to understand what the Red Hat Bugzilla
"Resolution" values mean.
It's not going to be fixed in any new update of RHEL-4 so I closed is as a
wontfix. But I think NEXTRELEASE could be used here, too.
as a workaround, check the latest ALSA drivers/packages for RHEL-4, here:
(or you can use rpm packages provided by ATrpms and so on)