ALSA Sound problem (I think)

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – OK so the thing is: how do I make my linux play 2 sounds in the same time ?For example: listening to music with rhythmbox while watching VLC doesn't work, one of them (the latter opened) doesn't reneder any sound.Now you may ask yourself why would anyone want that?Well, I don't, but you see, I'd like Pidgin to make some alert sound while I watch a movie, I often find myself watching a movie and being assaulted by IM's which I'd very much like to answer but I can't because I'm not aware of them, because Pidgin isn't making any sounds, because VLC is (HowTos)