[lug] Dual Soundcard Woes

Michael D. Hirsch mhirsch at nubridges.com
Tue Aug 26 07:17:22 MDT 2003

On Monday 25 August 2003 07:45 pm, Peter Hutnick wrote:
> Gang,
> I have a "VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev
> 80)." according to /proc/pci, using the via82cxxx_audio module that
> comes stock with Red Hat 9. (The 2.4.20-8 version due to some buggyness
> in the 2.4.20-20.9 versions V4L drivers.)
> I also have a "Burr-Brown Japan PCM2702" (according to
> /proc/bus/usb/devices) sound device built into my home stereo receiver.
> It seems to use a driver simply called "audio" that is part of the USB
> driver set.
> I want to use the VT82cxxx for everything except a fixed set of
> multimedia apps (xawtv/motv, mplayer, xine, xmms).

When I needed to do this I would use symlinks to point to the correct 
device before starting the program.  So all my programs thought they were 
talking to /dev/dsp, but some of them were and some weren't.  It did 
require root access, but sudo is your friend.


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