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

Damjan Jovanovic damjan.jov at gmail.com
Mon May 30 08:00:39 PDT 2011

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Omair Majid <omajid at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/show_bug.cgi?id=100043
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Omair

Well I want my application to work for other Linux users who might
only have the proprietary JDK. Also a pulse-java.jar bug makes
recording sound in IcedTea and at least Ubuntu's OpenJDK package
completely unusable for me so I can't recommend that either:

Thank you
Damjan Jovanovic

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