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Re: Good Bye FC5

Brian Mury:
>> This is not a gmfsk problem. This simply means that some other program
>> has the soundcard locked, and gmfsk is unable to access it. You need to
>> find out what program is using the soundcard. For example, I have to
>> shut down Skype before I can run gmfsk.

On Mon, 2006-05-15 at 20:59 -0500, Russell Golden wrote:
> I'm not as into hardware/OS interaction as much as I'd like 
> to be, but are you saying that Linux can't duplex sound?

Yes, it can.  However, Skype uses an older sound system that doesn't.
It hogs the sound system to itself.  Most of the time, if all the
programs use ALSA, they can each produce sound concurrently.

> On Winblows (yes, sadly, I use it), multiple programs can use my laptop's
> sound card at once,

Even Windows has this problem, it depends on what you're doing with it.
It also depends on your soundcard.

(Currently running FC4, in case that's important to the thread)

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