Sound System Control Center Module (was Re: Konqueror security settings)
Henrique Bruno Mariano Pinto
stampede at coltec.ufmg.br
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
> 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 lagoaminas.com.br
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