RE: Variable ticks

From: Zwane Mwaikambo
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 17:14:39 EST

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Lee Revell wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 02:13 -0600, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> > > What about audio? If there is a sound server running then you're going
> > > to have a constant stream of interrupts and DMA activity from the sound
> > > card even if the machine is idle and there aren't any sounds playing.
> >
> > Doesn't artsd at least close the audio device after some configurable idle
> > time? In which case that sounds like a userspace issue.
> Well, as of ALSA 1.0.9 which does software mixing and volume control by
> default, all the sound servers are obsolete. So this should be a
> non-issue with a modern distro.
> As far as legacy support, AFAIK esd and artsd both grab the sound device
> on startup and never release it.

I just setup KDE/artsd to release the sound device after 30seconds and it
seems to work.
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