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Old 07-02-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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No Sound in Wolfenstein: ET

I'm running Slackware 10.2 with a 2.4 kernel. My sound is onboard and runs perfectly with Xine or XMMS or any other media player. It also plays system sounds without trouble. But I get no sound at all coming from Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. What can I do, where should I look to find where the blockage is and remove it?
Old 07-02-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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Try the follow from a terminal and then run ET:
echo "et.x86 0 0 direct" > /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss
If this fixes your problem, add it to the end of /etc/rc.d/rc.local.

Old 07-03-2006, 01:45 AM   #3
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Thanks but it didn't work. Tried the command but didn't have permission. So I SU-ed it and then launched ET but there was still no sound. Which files if any should I go looking around in to find the solution? I'm not sure where to start.
Old 07-03-2006, 04:27 AM   #4
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Hi, i'm almost asleep at 3am please check this post, maybe you'll find something helpfull, good luck
Old 07-03-2006, 05:54 AM   #5
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try this, it worked in the past for me (but that was a long timew ago):

1. start et on console : et +set s_driver oss

2. If 1 is nogo > try to set the system audio to oss or alsa and try again
open the et config file and enter : s-driver best to the entries

good luck
Old 07-04-2006, 05:24 PM   #6
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I highly recommend what delta function said about +set s_driver, I've used this for other id games in the past. The other thing you'll want to look at is the permissions in /dev/. Check out /dev/dsp to make sure normal users can read it. That was the final problem for me back when Quake 3 wasn't producing sound.
Old 07-05-2006, 08:16 PM   #7
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Welcome to et. I have been playing this for a while. However, since I am using a dial-up connection, on-line play is worthless, so I have to play with 'bots'.

Anyway, to answer the question:

If you are in a gnome session, $ et should work.

Since you are having problems, I assume you are using kde, or something else.

The command to start et in this case is $ artsdsp -m et.

et wants alsa and kde uses arts. The command above somehow gets arts to work like alsa.

If you are interested in playing with bots, may I suggest omni-bot. (Watch out, the bots will get you with 'head shots' when you cannot even see them.

Good Luck!
Old 09-23-2006, 11:37 AM   #8
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sound isnt working and i tried some suggestions, but none worked. i changed the permissions of /dev/dsp so everyone can read.

chris@debian:~$ et +set s_driver oss
ET 2.60 linux-i386 Mar 10 2005
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
/usr/local/games/enemy-territory/etmain/pak2.pk3 (22 files)
/usr/local/games/enemy-territory/etmain/pak1.pk3 (10 files)
/usr/local/games/enemy-territory/etmain/pak0.pk3 (3725 files)
/usr/local/games/enemy-territory/etmain/mp_bin.pk3 (6 files)

3763 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec language.cfg
execing profiles/linux666/etconfig.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok

------- Input Initialization -------
Joystick is not active.
Bypassing CD checks
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
...loading Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 6: 1024 768
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2
XF86DGA Mouse (Version 2.0) initialized
XFree86-VidModeExtension Activated at 1024x768
Using 4/4/4 Color bits, 24 depth, 0 stencil display.
Initializing OpenGL extensions
...using GL_S3_s3tc
...ignoring GL_EXT_texture_env_add
...using GL_ARB_multitexture
...using GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array
...ignoring GL_NV_fog_distance
...ignoring GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic
Initializing GLX extensions
...using GLX_SGI_swap_control
...using GLX_SGI_video_sync
XF86 Gamma extension initialized

GL_VERSION: 2.0.2 NVIDIA 87.74
GL_EXTENSIONS: GL_ARB_depth_texture GL_ARB_fragment_program GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow GL_ARB_fragment_shader GL_ARB_half_float_pixel GL_ARB_imaging GL_ARB_multisample GL_ARB_multitexture GL_ARB_occlusion_query GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object GL_ARB_point_parameters GL_ARB_point_sprite GL_ARB_shadow GL_ARB_shader_objects GL_ARB_shading_language_100 GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp GL_ARB_texture_compression GL_ARB_texture_cube_map GL_ARB_texture_env_add GL_ARB_texture_env_combine GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3 GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_ARB_texture_rectangle GL_ARB_transpose_matrix GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object GL_ARB_vertex_program GL_ARB_vertex_shader GL_ARB_window_pos GL_S3_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_env_add GL_EXT_abgr GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_blend_color GL_EXT_blend_func_separate GL_EXT_blend_minmax GL_EXT_blend_subtract GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array GL_EXT_Cg_shader GL_EXT_draw_range_elements GL_EXT_fog_coord GL_EXT_framebuffer_object GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_packed_pixels GL_EXT_paletted_texture GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object GL_EXT_point_parameters GL_EXT_rescale_normal GL_EXT_secondary_color GL_EXT_separate_specular_color GL_EXT_shadow_funcs GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette GL_EXT_stencil_two_side GL_EXT_stencil_wrap GL_EXT_texture3D GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_cube_map GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp GL_EXT_texture_env_combine GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3 GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_texture_lod GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias GL_EXT_texture_object GL_EXT_texture_sRGB GL_EXT_timer_query GL_EXT_vertex_array GL_HP_occlusion_test GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_KTX_buffer_region GL_NV_blend_square GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color GL_NV_depth_clamp GL_NV_fence GL_NV_float_buffer GL_NV_fog_distance GL_NV_fragment_program GL_NV_fragment_program_option GL_NV_gpu_program_parameters GL_NV_half_float GL_NV_light_max_exponent GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint GL_NV_occlusion_query GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil GL_NV_pixel_data_range GL_NV_point_sprite GL_NV_primitive_restart GL_NV_register_combiners GL_NV_register_combiners2 GL_NV_texgen_reflection GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc GL_NV_texture_env_combine4 GL_NV_texture_expand_normal GL_NV_texture_rectangle GL_NV_texture_shader GL_NV_texture_shader2 GL_NV_texture_shader3 GL_NV_vertex_array_range GL_NV_vertex_array_range2 GL_NV_vertex_program GL_NV_vertex_program1_1 GL_NV_vertex_program2 GL_NV_vertex_program2_option GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap GL_SGIS_texture_lod GL_SGIX_depth_texture GL_SGIX_shadow GL_SUN_slice_accum
GLX_EXTENSIONS: GLX_EXT_visual_info GLX_EXT_visual_rating GLX_SGIX_fbconfig GLX_SGIX_pbuffer GLX_SGI_video_sync GLX_SGI_swap_control GLX_ARB_multisample GLX_NV_float_buffer GLX_ARB_get_proc_address

PIXELFORMAT: color(32-bits) Z(24-bit) stencil(0-bits)
MODE: 6, 1024 x 768 fullscreen hz:N/A
GAMMA: hardware w/ 0 overbright bits
rendering primitives: single glDrawElements
picmip: 0
texture bits: 32
multitexture: enabled
compiled vertex arrays: enabled
texenv add: disabled
compressed textures: enabled
anisotropy: 1.0
NV distance fog: disabled
Initializing Shaders
----- finished R_Init -----

------- sound initialization -------
/dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
Could not open /dev/dsp
Sound memory manager started
Sys_LoadDll(/home/chris/.etwolf/etmain/ failed:
"/home/chris/.etwolf/etmain/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
Sys_LoadDll(/usr/local/games/enemy-territory/etmain/ ok
Sys_LoadDll(ui) found **vmMain** at  0x9e3fbf40
Sys_LoadDll(ui) succeeded!
--- Common Initialization Complete ---
Opening IP socket: localhost:27960
Hostname: localhost
Alias: debian
Alias: debian
Started tty console (use +set ttycon 0 to disable)
^5PunkBuster Client: PunkBuster Client (v1.152 | A0) Enabled
^5PunkBuster Client: Game Version [ET 2.60 linux-i386 Mar 10 2005]
^5PunkBuster Client: Not Connected to a Server
Resolving resolved to
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
----- CL_Shutdown -----
Shutdown tty console
Old 09-23-2006, 11:38 AM   #9
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I'm also using Debian Etch with oss.

chris@debian:~$ uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.16-2-k7 #1 Fri Aug 18 19:48:42 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux
Old 09-23-2006, 11:39 AM   #10
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okay, sorry, i just realized this was a slackware forum, but can anyone help anyways? thanks.


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