<Sound Dev> JDK6 doesn't see the "default" ALSA device, preventing sound card sharing with other applications?

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Mon May 30 06:47:57 PDT 2011

On 05/30/2011 05:30 AM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> Hi
> On Linux, JDK6 doesn't show/use the "default" ALSA device. By
> comparison, this device is shown and used by OpenJDK. The "default"
> device is the only device capable of properly sharing access to the
> sound card with other native applications, so it's pretty vital.

You may find this OpenJDK bug report relevant:

Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to fix the proprietary JDK6.

If you don't mind me asking, is there any particular reason you are 
using the proprietary JDK and not OpenJDK6/IcedTea6?


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