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Re: [SuSE Linux] 5.3 is going, going...
- From: mlankton@xxxxxxxx (Michael Lankton)
- Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 03:57:26 -0500
- Message-id: <35EFAB76.BDDBC4FE@xxxxxxxx>
Lenz Grimmer wrote:
> Since there are so many different sound cards, we cannot provide a sound
> module that is working for all of them. In addition to that, more and more
> people are using OSS. Therefore we have made the decision, to comment out
> the sound module line in /etc/conf.modules. This is why you still can
> manually load it, but kerneld won't. We had a lot of support requests from
> people, who crashed their machines because kerneld attempted to load the
> sound module on machines which where not properly configured.
This is a TERRIBLE idea, to break sound completely because a percentage
of your users are such idiots they can't be trusted to have properly
> to do is to reactivate this line in /etc/conf.modules. Look for the string
> "alias char-major-14" and make sure, there's no "#" in front of it and the
> second column reads "sound", not "off".
If I manually inserted the module I got sound from cd and mp3s. Midi
was completely broken, period. I installed OSS just to see if that
would work, and I got _the_exact_same_results_, cd and mp3 played fine,
no midi at all. Apparently there is some sort of problem with /dev/dsp
that neither S.u.S.E. 5.1 or 5.2 suffered from.
This has totally sucked for me, S.u.S.E. linux was a very important part
of my life, and today's problems have made me _physically_ill_, I am so
stressed over it. BUT I WILL NOT USE A BROKEN DIST. Nothing would make
me happier than to have a 100 0.000000unctional 5.3 install, but I am not
going to relearn everything I know about linux to make this dist have
proper sound. If someone could give me a plain answer why /dev/dsp is
broken with the kernel drivers AND with oss under 5.3 and how to fix it
I would be in heaven, otherwise I need to format and give my S.u.S.E.
partitions to FreeBSD because I can't afford to go any longer without my
Please reply to me directly as I am no longer on the mailing list.
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