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etouche
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:04 am    Post subject: OSS and ALSA can live together on gentoo ? Reply with quote

Hi,

I come from read some articles on OSS and ALSA drivers and one question still.
It is possible to get both in same Gentoo without issue ?

To me a OSS emulator for ALSA (in my mind) is depreciate because it is a step more for my lovely computer (even if for him is not a big work).

Thanks a lot for your time.

P.S. : i need to use ALSA for linux application and OSS for Wine and steam ... because in some how to they talk about... but i'm confuse, it was on Quake 3 :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can have both alsa and oss if you use oss emulation, what is wrong with that? I don't think new oss and alsa can be used together, only one driver/module can be used for sound device.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: OSS and ALSA can live together on gentoo ? Reply with quote

This was asked previously - got nowhere, it seems.

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OSS for Wine and steam

Wine works fine with ALSA. Run winecfg to switch from OSS to ALSA, or change the registry with this command:

echo -e "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wine\\Drivers]\n\"Audio\"=\"alsa\"" | wine regedit -

Note that the minus sign at the end of the command is necessary.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have alsa installed as modules on my system, but I haven't used it in over six months.

I run oss-4.2 and haven't had any problems at all.
I haven't found any applications that won't use oss instead of alsa.


Note: I don't think you can have them both installed at the same time (modules loaded)
To use alsa, I would have to unload oss then load alsa,
and then do the opposite when I wanted to switch back.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks for your answers... I appreciate.

It is logic : 2 sounds drivers cannot work together ... :?

And about yours advices on Wine and co thanks a lot.

To me i have my answer :)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an OpenPandora, basically a small Linux based UMPC, and it has both OSS and ALSA installed at the same time and mplayer can switch between them by changing mplayer.conf. No rebooting, no module changing. Unless it has some script that detects when one needs to be used and changes the modules on the fly.
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