[pulseaudio-discuss] accessing native ALSA directly while pulseaudio is running

Christoph Groth cwg at falma.de
Wed Oct 13 02:32:26 PDT 2010

Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 22:47 +0200, Christoph Groth wrote:
>> Now I wonder, is it possible to have some applications accessing the
>> native ALSA device while pulseaudio is running?
> Basically, no, the sound-card cannot be shared that way. Perhaps if
> you use dmix, but apps which use mmap don't play well with that either
> I think.

Now that you mention this, I remember that while I was still using
solely ALSA, it was not possible to play sound from other applications
while aeolus was running.

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