Yes, I'll improve ainit or other sound tools for easy enable/disable
dmix, because people with good sound card realy don't need it.
>i'll have to check that out on my audigy2 tonight. assuming I
>it to work, it hasn't worked since fc4t2 install.
>If that is the case then the logic behind enabling dmix should look for
>cards that already support hardware audio multiplexing and not enable
>dmix. better yet, the alsa mixer should have an option to enable and
>disable software mixing.
It's supported hardware mixing just fine on my live card for a long
time. The recent changes resulted in much scratchier sound for me
when using applications that don't use a direct ALSA output. (Sound
output from the proprietary Flash plugin, for example.) It looks
to me like ainit is turning on dmix even for my card which supports
hardware mixing; I'd rather it didn't.