View Full Version : [ubuntu] 8.10 Sound ALSA vs OSS For Wine Warcraft

November 4th, 2008, 04:53 AM
I just installed 8.10. Everything is working, however I have read that switching from ALSA to OSS gives a performance boost to World of Warcraft using Wine. I have tried switching to OSS in both the system sound, and winecfg. This results in no audio. Not just for wine, but the whole system. How do I get my system to work with OSS? I have an Intel HD onboard sound chip.

November 5th, 2008, 07:38 AM
I resolved this problem with a simple :
apt-get install alsa-oss

this package allows wine to run in OSS mode while using ALSA

November 15th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Maybe, but it will only be an 'oss emulation', not actually using any real oss4 code.

Perhaps this will help you:



August 9th, 2009, 07:38 AM
If you're testing Karmic, would you mind trying out the a version of the wine1.2 package I've created that includes the native PulseAudio driver for Wine.

I'd like to gather feedback on how that performs.

See https://bugs.launchpad.net/wine/+bug/371897