[pulseaudio-discuss] Problem with module-oss

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu May 15 02:02:56 PDT 2008

Ken Mandelberg wrote:
> My overall goal is to run pulseaudio on a Linux Sunray session which has 
> an OSS /dev/dsp. This is kind of a complicated situation, so I am trying 
> to do the  equivalent first on a laptop that already has pulse working.
> On the laptop (Ubuntu 8.04) it works with an alsa sink.
> However, I changed my default.pa to instead use
> load-module module-oss device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
> I do hear the startup jingle /usr/share/sounds/startup3.wav on login, 
> but I don't know if thats coming from pulse or not. I do see a reference 
> to it in the "info".
> Anything I then try to "paplay" hangs. I know the /dev/dsp is good 
> because mplayer can use it directly with "-ao oss". I can also cat au 
> files to the /dev/dsp successfully.
> Below is what pacmd sees with "info", right after login.
> Any suggestions?

Probably best to run after login:

$ pulseaudio -k (to kill the running daemon: confirm it's stopped with: 
ps aux | grep pulse)

$ pulseaudio -vvv (to run a new server and give lots of nice debug output).

After doing this try paplay again and see what the server says about it 
in it's debug message.



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