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Old 03-11-2002, 10:40 PM   #1
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OSS sound in Slack 8?

Okay, I'm using the via82cxxx_audio drivers for sound, and it works fine in, say, an SDL app, or through XMMS's esound plugin, but I can't play it through OSS. I thought that OSS basically meant: "don't use any special plugins or daemons, just play".

The reason I'm so hung up on this is if I keep the esound daemon running (so I can use XMMS or FreeAmp), sound in all other apps is severely delayed, and sometimes poorer quality. I get this same effect if I run the arts daemon too, so that's not an option. In MDK I disabled all those daemons and everything worked beautifully, but I'm not sure how to set it up in Slackware. Thanks.
Old 03-13-2002, 05:04 AM   #2
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Have a look at this website, , it's the OSS site! It may be able to help you out.
Old 03-13-2002, 10:29 PM   #3
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You can only get the "payed for" version of the drivers from that site, and I can't find any pertinent info in any of the docs or forums. I basically want to be able to have sound without running esd. I was able to do it in Mandrake, though as usual I don't know how because that rat bastard of a distro did it all behind my back. Anybody have any ideas?


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