sending data to /dev/dsp
I haven't fixed it yet but I discovered that on the
Debian 7 system, a recompile of the working version of the code
now produces a non-working version with the same problem as that
of Debian 8. Everything seems to compile as before but the new
target produces no output on /dev/dsp.
Basically, my question to the list is meaningless so I
will work until I figure it out and post what I found.
I presently have a usb-based sound card on the Debian 7
system which uses the same code and was working perfectly
yesterday so I don't know what is wrong well enough now to