View Full Version : [ubuntu] No OSS sound support for Quake in Ubuntu 10.10

February 9th, 2011, 06:38 AM
Call me crazy, but I still like old original Quake. For some reason, in Ubuntu 10.10 I can no longer get audio to work. It seems to me that there is now some incompatibility with OSS-based apps and the new pulseaudio.

In Ubuntu 9.10, I used this little trick to get sound to work in Quake (ProQuake):

$ sudo echo "quake_x11 0 0 direct" >/proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/ossHowever, in Ubuntu 10.10, the above command now gives me the following error:

bash: /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/oss: No such file or directoryDoes anyone know what I should be doing differently to get older applications that use OSS sound to work with pulseaudio?

Additional details:
I have downloaded the most recent source for ProQuake, installed all the dependancies, and got it all compiled quite nicely. ProQuake does run just fine, IF I pass the -nosound option at run time. If I do not specify -nosound then I simply get a segmentation fault. Testing the same binary against Ubuntu 9.10 works just fine with sound.