Sound System Control Center Module (was Re: Konqueror security settings)

Henrique Bruno Mariano Pinto stampede at
Tue Jul 1 16:49:24 BST 2003

Arnold Krille writes:
>> > Autosuspend if idle for... :
>> > 	Couldn't this be guessed? Is there really need for such a thing?
>> i don't know...the maintainer(s) / people on kdemultimedia may be able to
>> shed some light on this ...
> This can not be guessed. (only to no autosuspend since aRts doesn't want other 
> apps blocking its beloved /dev/dsp ;-) )
> It depends strongly on the preferences the user has, how much he switches 
> between different audio apps using different io-methods.
> I am using 5 seconds time for example which is imho enough for stopping noatun 
> and starting mplayer (using oss). But on slower pc's one might do not want to 
> let aRts give away /dev/dsp if only idle for some seconds...

Is there a way to configure tthe system in suuch a way that it would be like 
every non-aRTs program had artsdsp at it command line (maybe by wrapping 
/dev/dsp)? That would eliminate the need for disabling aRTs and make this 
setting an Advanced one. 

> Please keep in mind that aRts(-settings) and KMix are different things. The 
> first controls artsd, the later just controls the hardware through oss/alsa.
> Most normal users mix this, we should make the configure-dialogs in a way the 
> users do notice the separation.

Or we should make the KDE CC ignore the differences and do what users want 
it tt do... 

> My proposal: One tab for all aRts-settings (including a button "Advanced 
> Settings" which shows a dialog) and other tabs for Mixer, MIDI and other 
> things...
> But if the hierarchy stays "Sound & Multimedia"/"Sound System" you could 
> include all the other sound-related settings ("System Bell","System 
> Notification",...) as tabs as well, so perhaps there should be different 
> modules for "aRts", "Mixer", "MIDI" and so on...

Doesn't 'multimedia' included 'sound'? I never understood the "Sound & 
Multimedia"... By the way, is it aRts or aRTs? 

   Henrique Bruno M. Pinto
   stampede at 

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