[alsa-devel] Detect when sound card is in use

Claus Ilginnis Claus at Ilginnis.de
Tue Apr 28 21:16:26 CEST 2009

Hi everyone,

I have a problem and I dont't know where to ask my questions anymore, so
I hope this mailing list can help me make progress with my problem....

I have a speaker set connected to an USB-Power-Plug (by which I can turn
the speakers on and off )

Now I want to detect, when the soundcard is in use and when not.
(to turn the speakers on when needed...)
(I am a C++ programmer so I can mess some things up)

So my question is:
Which way is best to detect wheather my sound card is in use or not ?
Is there a general overview/documentation of the sound kernel modules
which describes the general relationship between them ?
What would you do ?

PLEASE help !


Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards
Claus Ilginnis

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