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May 27th, 2011, 07:27 PM

Could someone help me with configuring sound in this emulator (application layer?)?

I could run many dos apps straight out of the box after installing it, but I seem to be unable to acquire any type of sound. Midi, SB , FM, ... anything.

Does anyone here know how to initially configure sound for this? I'm currently using a Sound Blaster Audigy SE, which should be sufficient for all of these types of sound output. :confused:

December 7th, 2011, 04:14 AM
I know I'm doing some Necromancy here, but this post ranks high in google and I couln't find a complete answer, so here it goes:

DOSEMU doesn't have sound because ubuntu dropped the OSS emulation support in Maverick.

There are several ways to get the sound back...

In /etc/dosemu/dosemu.conf or ~/.dosemurc add the line "$_sound =(2)". This enables experimental sdl sound, but for me was lagged.
If using pulseaudio run dosemu with pa oss emulation: "padsp dosemu". Works fine for me.
Same but with alsa-oss: "aoss dosemu". It didn't work well.
Recompile the kernel with alsa-oss support, and get the /dev/dsp* device... I was too lazy to try it...