Follow up: Sound in multiple Linux progs

Ariff Abdullah ariff at
Sat Jun 16 04:49:38 UTC 2007

On Sat, 16 Jun 2007 05:30:30 +0100
"Alexandre Vieira" <nullpt at> wrote:
> # sysctl hw.snd.version
> hw.snd.version: 2007061600/i386
> Yes I know that. For example, TS needs to open the device in full
> duplex mode, because it needs record and playback but Enemy
> Territory only needs playback but still it opens in full duplex.
> Well, 2 sound card time is over now. I've configured TS and ET to
> work with the best possible sound quality and I must say that the
> sound definition is very good, no parasite noises. It's basicly
> working great.
> But just for me to get the right idea. The sysctl variables that
> define the virtual channels don't matter anymore? Because whatever
> values I use for this variables it'll always work fine.

snd_via8233 has 5 hardware playback channels and 1 record channel, so
for playback, you almost don't need any vchan at all. Things will
matter for recording, well, if you need more that 1 recording apps
running. Situations are bit different for other drivers due to total
play/rec channels limit, hence the need for vchan (or vrec, for

> Another freebsd gamer friend is running -CURRENT (from 2 weeks ago)
> and reported no problem. He didn't need to do anything because it
> seems that the changes that makes this possible are already commited
> to HEAD.
More or less, yes.

Ariff Abdullah

... Recording in stereo is obviously too advanced
    and confusing for us idiot ***** users :P ........
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