ALSA Freshrpms and Mandrake problems

Mandrake 9.0: When GnomeMeeting starts, ESD will start and try to erroneously open the video device. That prevents GM to reopen the video device after calls. The solution is to do an 'export ESD_NO_SPAWN=1' before launching GnomeMeeting.

RedHat 8.0: Some people have reported that installing ALSA RPMs from gave machine crashes while using GnomeMeeting. This bug has been investigated by some users, and their conclusion was that ALSA 0.9.0RC3 didn't give any problem. That could be a conflict between some RedHat kernel patches and ALSA 0.9.0RC5. Other users didn't complain (yet).