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Re: key configuration and sound

On Tue, 2002-08-06 at 01:28, matthew yee-king wrote:
> > 2) Does somebody know how to configure the sound card of a powerbook
> > (pismo in my case) ?
> > 
> > playing /usr/share/sounds/startup2.wav
> > 
> > give
> > 
> > sox: Can't open output file 'dev/dsp': No such device
> > 
> try the alsa drivers:
> http://www.alsa-project.org/
> i'm using them on my powerbook g4. they should work fine for your machine. 
> once you've installed them, be aware theres a little bug where you have to adjust the 
> mic boost level on the (alsa)mixer to unmute the audio.
> think they should be available through apt-get as well? but you might get the inferior
> 0.5 version of alsa in the stable distro. you really want the 0.9 version.  

Or he could just run "modprobe dmasound_pmac" and add "dmasound_pmac" to
/etc/modules, so that the driver gets loaded at every startup.

That's much easier, and the DMA Sound OSS driver works just fine on a
Pismo. There's no need to go with ALSA, when there's a simpler solution


/Bastien Nocera

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