Subject: kern/22006: Feature wish for SB Live!: Use of Creative Open-Source Driver
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/29/2003 00:02:11
>Number:         22006
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       SB-Live driver-update(like in FreeBSD)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jun 28 22:03:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Bartek Dedersen
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.1
hell inc
System: NetBSD echidna 1.6.1 NetBSD 1.6.1 (echidna) #0: Thu Jun 19 12:39:53 CEST 2003 bartek@echidna:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/echidna i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
The emuxki driver for "SB Live!" and other soundcards is crappy. The sound
stucks and it is not capable of a multiple-source playback. The /dev/audio
file cannot be accessed by more than one application.

Launch mpg321 and xmms. The latter will not work.

There is a implamentation from Creative. It is open-source and used by FreeBSD.
It has not the 'flaws' as the emuxki.
The driver is called emu10k. It is used in Linux as the default one.
Sometimes, apps crash while trying to access the audio-device more than one time.