[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio related `hangs`

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Fri Jan 11 10:16:58 PST 2008

On Tue, 08.01.08 14:42, Udo van den Heuvel (udovdh at xs4all.nl) wrote:

> Hello,
> On my x86_64 Fedora 8 box I have the problem that dual soundsources
> playing at the same time cause the blocking (hang) of one of them.
> E.g.: start xmms to play an MP3 via alsa output; mail comes in and
> Thunderbird needs to play a sound. This can not be done and the app
> becomes unresponsive.
> E.g.: Play sound with xmms and play test sound via system -> preferences
> -> hardware -> sound. The config tool hangs.
> What is wrong?
> What do I need to check or change?

Are you sure you go through Pulse for all all audio output?

This sounds a bit like you are going though OSS for some of your


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