Re: [2.6 patch] schedule obsolete OSS drivers for removal

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>> Well, I am able to open /dev/dsp multiple times here without problems.
>> (Is /dev/dsp soft- or hardmixing?)
>As far as I'm aware, it depends on your hardware. For example, software mixing 
>kicks in with zero configuration on most hardware that won't mix in hardware, 
>e.g. my laptop's i810 audio.
>ogg123 -q --device=oss 01\ -\ Good\ Times\ Bad\ Times.ogg
>Works, but then:
>ogg123 -q --device=oss 01\ -\ Good\ Times\ Bad\ Times.ogg
>Error: Cannot open device oss

Oh well this does work for me.

>This is all a little OT for this thread, but it's certainly the case with 
>alsa-lib-1.0.10 on 2.6.15-rc7. My card isn't capable of hardware mixing, 
>yours might be (SBLive!/Audigy or something).

CS46XX. According to alsamixer info, it has 31 playback and 1 record channel.
Looks like I'm in favor of hardware mixing.

But hey, you have not lost anything using the OSS emulation. With OSS, I could
not even have hardware mixing on cs46xx!

Jan Engelhardt
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