Howto: really get more than one sound playing at once

This hasn’t worked for me since 2006!

This is what I did:

1) Open up a terminal and enter in the following:

gedit ~/.asoundrc

2) Copy and paste the following into the file:

pcm.dsp0 {
type plug
slave.pcm “dmix”
ctl.mixer0 {
type hw
card 0

Save and exit.

2) Restart the sound server:

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart

Now I can play sound in Amarok and Audacity at the same time. Not that I ever need to…but I’m tired of opening Audacity while Amarok closes and not being able to play any sound!


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