Non exclusive sound device access!!

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Operating Systems Linux Non exclusive sound device access!!
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Old 05-30-2008
Non exclusive sound device access!!

I was wondering if any of you guys know of way to make applications that use sound device on linux to access it in a "non-exclusive manner", the aim is to be able to use more than one application that requires the sound device.
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SND_GUSC(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 					       SND_GUSC(4)

snd_gusc -- Gravis UltraSound ISA bridge device driver SYNOPSIS
To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file: device sound device snd_gusc Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): snd_gusc_load="YES" Non-PnP cards require the following lines in device.hints(5):"isa" hint.gusc.0.port="0x220" hint.gusc.0.irq="5" hint.gusc.0.drq="1" hint.gusc.0.flags="0x13" DESCRIPTION
The snd_gusc bridge driver allows the generic audio driver sound(4) to attach to Gravis UltraSound sound cards. The value of flags specifies the secondary DMA channel. If the secondary DMA channel is C, set the flags to (C | 0x10). For a sound card without the secondary DMA channel, the flags should be set to zero. HARDWARE
The snd_gusc driver supports the following sound cards: o Gravis UltraSound MAX o Gravis UltraSound PnP DIAGNOSTICS
xxx: gus pcm not attached, out of memory There are not enough memory to drive the device. SEE ALSO
sound(4) HISTORY
The snd_gusc device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 4.0. AUTHORS
Ville-Pertti Keinonen <> Seigo Tanimura <> BUGS
Recording pcm sound data is not supported yet. BSD
December 15, 2005 BSD

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