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Old 02-13-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Enemy Territory does not play sound in ubuntu linux

After installing Enemy Territory in ubuntu linux 4.10 I was unable to get sound. The solution to this problem for me was to open the root terminal and enter:

echo "et.x86 0 0 direct" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss

Then I could open a normal terminal and enter:


This solved my sound problem. I have to enter the echo command each time I reboot to play the game and have sound. If you have a better way to get sound in Enemy Territory, please add to this thread.

Last edited by sabot; 02-13-2005 at 12:31 AM.
Old 02-13-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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Do you have the sound daemon active?
ps -A | grep esd
if so, try without it
killall esd ; killall -9 esd; et

do you have access to the sound devices in rest?
id | grep audio
if not, (I doubt it) add your user to the audio group

what are the permisions under which the game runs?
ls -l /pathtogame/game
Old 04-17-2005, 08:21 AM   #3
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The poster's fix for Ubuntu works, at least for me (default Ubuntu "Hoary Hedgehog" release).
Old 05-16-2005, 06:03 AM   #4
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yeh it worked for me too.

I just put it in my rc.local and all is sweet.
Old 05-16-2005, 06:10 AM   #5
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Check this out too:

In summary...
Open up ~/.etwolf/etmain/profiles/%profilename%/etconfig.cfg and change
seta snddevice "/dev/dsp"
seta snddevice "/dev/adsp"
It doesn't work for me (mine is an AC97 card) but like the site says, it may work with others.

Last edited by danielw; 05-16-2005 at 06:22 AM.
Old 05-22-2005, 01:19 AM   #6
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I used to do the killall -9 esd each time before starting ET. My 6 year old kept calling me downstairs to do it for him. No need to do it any longer as I just did

sudo gedit /etc/esound/esd.conf

edit so it looks like so

spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -d default
# default options are used in spawned and non-spawned mode

This is taken from this thread and no I didn't do any of the other things like alsa.conf or whatever.
Old 06-15-2005, 05:07 PM   #7
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I have a similar problem with ET in Fedora core 3 no sound in the game, I also have UT2004 and that sound works just fine, I have no idea what is wrong


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