[lug] Sound Alerts

Subba Rao subb3 at attglobal.net
Mon Sep 4 12:00:33 MDT 2000

One of our key systems has been configured to create a sound for an alert
on the system. We have setup several alerts on this system. The sound driver
used on this system is from OSS. Now, what happens when multiple alerts are
set off at the same time? Do the alerts get queued to the driver?

When I tested with 2 simulataneous alerts, I got the following message on
the console,

sox: Unable to set audio speed to 8000 (set to 5512)

Now, when I tried to set off 3 alerts at the sametime, I get the following

sox: Can't open output file '/dev/dsp': Device or resource busy

Has anyone tried to setup this type of alert system? If you succeeded, please
let me know how you did it. I do wish to be notified for each alert on this
system. I would like our busy sys admins, know what is happening on this system
while they are working on neighbouring systems.

Thank you in advance for any ideas. 

Subba Rao
subb3 at attglobal.net

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