[ut2004] ALSA sound without OSS emulation

Zephaniah E. Hull warp at babylon.d2dc.net
Mon Mar 22 06:45:32 EST 2004

On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 01:01:05AM -0600, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-03-22 at 00:47, Zephaniah E. Hull wrote:
> --snip--
> > Strong data point, while I have the OSS emulation compiled in and thus
> > can not actually verify that it works without it completely, I /CAN/
> > verify that starting ut2004 on my system never attempts to open /dev/dsp
> > or /dev/sound/dsp.
> > 
> > I will however note that if for any reason the alsa output module of
> > openal fails, it will silently fall back to OSS.
> > 
> > I would strongly suggest checking to make sure that the user trying to
> > run this can use other ALSA applications, such as alsamixer and some
> > sound player with an ALSA output backend.
> I've tried running it both as myself and as root, with no luck. My user
> account is part of the audio group, and all of the /dev/sound and
> /dev/snd devices are "crw-rw---- root:audio". Everything I have that
> makes sounds of any sort goes directly through ALSA without using the
> OSS emulation. This includes XMMS, mplayer, esd, etc. It just seems that
> openal doesn't want to play nice with ALSA for some reason.
> Any ideas on what else I can look at? I've downloaded the openal sources
> from CVS and gone through them briefly (mainly focusing on the ALSA
> code) but as I really know very little about openal it's not very easy
> reading. I've also read through the old Loki documentation about openal
> trying to get a better grasp of what exactly is going on in the code,
> but it hasn't been helping much. (Or it could just be that I'm too tired
> after 6 hours of trying to solve this. :)

You may have posted it before, but could you give your ~/.openalrc?

Also, what is the output you get from running ut2004?

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