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Old 04-08-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
Marix
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Doom 3 and sound on SuSE 10.0


Hi!

I tried getting doom 3 running on my SuSE 10.0 box. The game itself runs fine, however the sound sounds really strange, as if it was played through some really old radio. My commandline is flushed with

idAudioHardwareALSA::Write: 4096 frames overflowed and dropped
snd_pcm_writei failed: Resource temporarily unavailable
snd_pcm_writei short write: 940 out of 1024

I tried switching to OSS, as this is suggested in some threads, but OSS doesn't seem to work on SuSE 10.0. I also switched of ALSA (at least I think I did), but that neither seemed to solve the problem.

EDIT: I fergot, I am using a SoundBlaster PCI 128 with snd-ens1371 as a driver.

Did anybody get Doom 3 running on SuSE 10.0?

Thanks,
Marix

Last edited by Marix; 04-08-2006 at 03:12 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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I fergot, I am using a SoundBlaster PCI 128 with snd-ens1371 as a driver.

I don't think this is anything to do with Suse or ALSA/OSS.

Sorry to say this dude, but that is a really old soundchip and driver to be trying to run a game like Doom 3. I had that chip and driver on my old Pentium 3 800Mhz box and I'm sure as hell that wouldn't have run Doom 3. My advice would be to upgrade to a modern sound card with the latest driver.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:27 AM   #3
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The sound of the demo worked fine on SuSE 9.3 (which still supported OSS, but which I did not chose explicitly). Therefore I think it has something to do with 10.0 and ALSA/OSS.

Still I admit the card is pretty old and chould be replaced once I got the money and time to do so. Actually I am just not upgrading the card as the next Motherboard upgrade will probably depcrecate any soundcard anyways.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 06:42 PM   #4
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the problem is most probably because of the Alsa/OSS conflict doom3 has. if the sound is like a hellish freaky techno, go to this post of min : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=417308 it should work for u.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 07:41 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marix
The sound of the demo worked fine on SuSE 9.3 (which still supported OSS, but which I did not chose explicitly). Therefore I think it has something to do with 10.0 and ALSA/OSS.

Still I admit the card is pretty old and chould be replaced once I got the money and time to do so. Actually I am just not upgrading the card as the next Motherboard upgrade will probably depcrecate any soundcard anyways.
Perhaps the "snd_pcm_oss" module isn't loaded add boot time.
Just load it manually (as root):
Code:
modprobe snd_pcm_oss
...and next just follow WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot's link.
 
  


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