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Karnizero

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No Sound under certain games.
« on: August 19, 2007, 03:46:05 am »
I was just trying out some of my favouryte games (basicaly FPSs), but i realize that some of them has no sound.
Those games were trying to use a device (/dev/pcm), but this not exists.
My Sound card is the typical Realtek AC'97, but i dunno what is the exact device onto /dev use the sound card.

┬┐Can I tell Quake2 (for example) to use ESD or ALSA or someone else?
The exact error returned by Quake 2 (or quake3 or some other games) is "/dev/pcm" not found (basically, that device does not exists: ls /dev/pcm: not found)

Thanks :D

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Re: No Sound under certain games.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 06:23:30 am »
Apparently oss uses /dev/dsp nowadays. perhaps a symlink can work? try
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ln -s /dev/dsp /dev/pcmThere must be a way to start those games so it uses alsa, but that should be documented somewhere in their documentation. As for esd, it's evil and I would rather not have to use that.
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Re: No Sound under certain games.
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 07:59:14 am »
Thanks I will try. :D