[prey] Crackling Sound issue work-around (for PA)

Chris Crisafulli chris_c at mail.linuxsouls.com
Sun Dec 14 13:55:50 EST 2008

I was having an issue with sound as described here after installing the
retail version of Prey. I still had the demo installed and launched it
to see if it was truly a sound issue, but the sound was flawless. In the
retail prey directory I backed up the libSDL-1.2.so.0 and copied the one
from the prey-demo directory to the retail prey location. When I
launched prey afterward sound was flawless. 

For newer users to linux I have documented exactly what I did here:

This might not be the best fix, but to me it seemed the easiest, and
most effective, as appending my launcher script made no improvement on
my machine.

Thanks Ryan for a wonderful Port!


On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 00:00 -0500, Ryan C. Gordon wrote:
> > If you dare, you can modify the launcher script in $PREY_INSTALL_PATH/ 
> > prey, and somwehere at the top of the file (bellow the first comments, 
> > for example) append:
> > 
> > export SDL_AUDIODRIVER=pulseaudio
> The retail version (and updated demo) uses PulseAudio by default, if it 
> sees the pulse daemon running, so there's no need to do this, except for 
> the original demo, which used /dev/dsp as the default.
> Failing that, it will try ALSA, and failing that, it will try /dev/dsp.
> --ryan.
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