Re: Sound Won't Work...
"dman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Then what does
> > cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp
> > do? It should produce static noise from the speakers. If that says
> > No Such Device, then there are other problems.
Great!...the "cat /dev/urandom >/dev/dsp" worked (although
at a lower than desired volume).
I tried again catting a *.au file to /dev/dsp, and that produces
some low-volume noise having nothing to do with the contents
of the *.au file.
But I installed "sox", and was able to "play file.au", and it
worked fine (although again at a low volume).
I also received some email from Jeff Tranter (the author of
the sound-HOWTO), and he said that some drivers don't
support /dev/sndstat. Apparently mine doesn't.
So my sound system works...it was just "failing" an old test
that is no longer is valid!
The only remaining problem is that the sound level is much
lower than when I have W95 booted up. Even when I
used "play -v <real_number> file.au" to play the file at
the maximum gain allowed for no clipping (determined
via the "play file.au stat" command), the volume level
was still MUCH lower than with W95. This would not
be a problem if I never booted W95, but I'm afraid that
I'll forget to turn down the volume before I boot up W95,
and blow up my speakers. It'd be much safer if debian
and W95 produced about the same volume level on