Mozilla freezes if a page I am loading calls for a sound on it while I have
a sound application running in the background.
This happens frequently and often without warning since I like to
listen to music in the background and many common Internet pages like
dailynews.yahoo.com apparantly have some embedded sound calls.
Apparantly the problem is due to the fact that my Linux sound
configuration can only play one sound stream at a time so that Mozilla
hangs while waiting for the other stream to terminate.
Is there any way to get multiple sound streams to play simultaneously
under Linux? (BTW Windoze seems to have no problem combining multiple
This seems like a very basic sound requirement since people often have
some music streaming while still wanting/needing sound on their
I am running RH8.0/Linux 2.4.20 using Alsa 0.9.0 for sound and Mozilla
1.2.1 as my browser. My sound hardware is an integrated ADI AD1980
AC'97 audio codec on my ASUS P4PE motherboard.