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Re: [SLUG] Two Sound cards

At Monday, 13 May 2002, Erik de Castro Lopo <erikd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On Mon, 13 May 2002 18:38:23 +1000
>"Scott Ragen" <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have two sound cards running in my machine, and both of them 
work fine,
>> but I can only get one working at a time, by changing the alias 
>> (soundcard driver) in modules.conf
>That may be possible, but I unfortunately I can't help you with that.

Check out the ALSA project drivers and/or a 4 channel soundcard. 
It can (apparently [1]) achieve things like multiple /dev/dsp devices 
and co-existing soundcards, but it's usually aimed at playing different 
sound streams.  A 4 channel soundcard should be able to replicate 
the front channels to the back channels and (sort of) achieve what 
it sounds like you want.

[1]  Anyone who got 'gdam' (or other MP3 mixing desk software) working 
with 0.9 ALSA drivers and a SBLive! 5.1 to provide two sound streams 
is invited to tap me with the cluestick.

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