[linux-audio-dev] desktop audio resumed

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Wed Jul 6 17:17:50 EDT 2005


On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 22:43:39 +0200
Christoph Eckert <mchristoph.eckert at t-online.de> wrote:

> 
> > I know my opinion is unpopular, but afaik OSS is more of a
> > standard in the unix (not linux) world than ALSA is.
> > There's no way around providing an OSS emulation that works
> > (i mean sw mixing, etc.) for all those OSS apps that are
> > multiplatform.
> 
> Most of these applications use /dev/dsp. Wouldn't it be 
> possible to link it to DMIX/DSNOOP so OSS applications can 
> transparently use DMIX/DSNOOP?

Yeah, you can always use the aoss script to preload a shared lib
"hijacking" function symbols, so access to /dev/dsp is routed to a
typical alsa pcm device (which can be dmix/dsnoop/asym/whatever).

I'm not sure though this works in 100% of the cases. MMAP?

Regards,
Flo

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