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Old 11-21-2004, 11:47 PM   #1
sanmadjack
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ALSA and OSS


I've been trying to enable OSS emulation on my Fedora Core 3 box, but I've been unable to get it working, despite following the instructions given at the ALSA web site. I'd really like to get it working, as Doom3 and UT don't seem to like ALSA, and sound is very important in those. Any help is reatly appreciated, if you have ANYTHING to offe rin the way of advice, please give it.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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I don't know how far you've traveled in your quest for oss, but have you recompiled your kernel with oss support yet? I assumed the default kernels supported it, because I run the doom3-demo fine, and I have never recompiled a fedora kernel. Now slackware, thats another thing...
 
Old 11-22-2004, 11:06 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure the fedora kernels come with the OSS emulation built-in, and I've added the ALSA modules externaly as well, just in case, and I edited my modprobe file as suggested by the oss emulation instructions on the ALSA web page, but no OSS is showing up, it's very distressing, I don't know where to go from here. I was able to do it under Fedora Core 2 just fine, it's only since I upgraded to Fedora Core 3. Do I just no have the right lines added to modprobe? I'll post it when I get home.but I keep trying
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:43 PM   #4
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modprobe the oss modules if they arn't already there. if the alsa driver below them work it should work this way.
then be sure your /dev files are ok. i think i heard troubles using them on the console somewhere. so try them both - in X & there.

$cat some_wav.wav > /dev/dsp

if it failes doublecheck your alsa (and modutils/modprobe-) config.

sl mritch.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 06:33 PM   #5
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Did you try running alsaconf from the alsa-utils package? It manages to set up most cards correctly in my experience - with OSS emulation if available.


Håkan
 
Old 11-22-2004, 06:51 PM   #6
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i agree.
i lately switched from oss to get pm functions from the soundcard to work. and even it was a nonpnp(luckely?) "isa"card on exotic toshiba chips it got autodetected right with alsaconf.
it normally should take care about modul auto-loading for you.

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Old 12-02-2004, 03:06 PM   #7
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Anyone got any idea how to restart ALSA on FC3? Does seem to be anything related in /etc/init.d and a locate for alsasound yields no results.
 
  


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