That seems to confirm the results of my research.  artsd is the sound server
and apparently it defaults to a 60 second lock.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Bryant" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Julian Elischer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "David W. Chapman Jr." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: trying to play sound in -current

> I recall reading the explanation somewhere on the KDE site on why artsd
will hold a lock on the sound device, but as I recall the
> lock is like for 30 or 60 seconds...  Reading the explanation I seem to
recall thinking it was a lame hack solution to the problem
> of dealing with multiple opens on older sound hardware that can't handle
multiple opens.  I forget where this was but it was related
> to artsd.

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