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