Sound Server vs. Other Solutions?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Dec 23 15:44:15 CST 2004

On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 10:47:44PM -0500, thully at wrote:

> I do know esd has a function to release /dev/dsp after a set amount of time -
> could this be used?

esd currently seems to be started with no arguments by gnome-session(?).  It
would be nice if arguments could be specified (via gconf?), and we could
specify default arguments of "-as 5" or similar.

Alternatively, /etc/esound/esd.conf seems to allow default arguments to be

But, this is likely to become obsolete soon, when we move to polypaudio.
Hopefully it has similar functionality.

 - mdz

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