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    Question Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    Hello, I'm fairly new to Linux/Ubuntu. I have a Soundblaster x-fi ExtremeGamer card. I followed the instructions here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...81&postcount=2, to get sound enabled through OSS instead of Alsa. It worked for desktop sounds and music but I'm still getting no sound in games or flash.

    I also have an onboard soundcard but I don't know how to setup up linux to use it (as a last resort in case I can't get my soundblaster x-fi to work).

    Can somebody please help? Thanks.

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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    So you didn't have any sound from Flash or games using ALSA, or why did you choose to use OSS?
    Common sense is what tells you the earth is flat.

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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    Apparently Alsa doesn't yet support x-fi cards. So I followed some tutorials to install OSS instead because it has support for these cards.

    It worked for regular desktop sounds, music and movies, but I can't get the sound to work in games (ie: scummvm, zsnes) or Flash. ???

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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    Common sense is what tells you the earth is flat.

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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    Thanks for your help, but the problem still persists. I installed libflashsupport (OSS version) but I still can't get any sound from flash or games.

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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    I think you should install libsdl1.2debian-oss package for sound in games. Flash needs libflashsupport which should be provided by installing flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound.
    Last edited by papsynot; August 1st, 2008 at 11:41 AM. Reason: Fix typo

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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    I have the same problem exactly! please suggest a solution...

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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    I too have x-fi and am forced to use OSS. I got the flash sound working after uninstalling flashplugin non-free from the repository and installing flash 9 from the tarball from adobe.

    It still gave very bad performance on full screen though, so i decided to try flash 10 beta. It made all flash play at fast-forward speed, including chipmunk sound. So i removed libflashplayer.so from ~./mozilla and reinstalled flash 9.

    After this, there was no sound at all anymore, ive tried to uninstall as clean as i could and reinstall over and over again, but still no sound anymore! Please help!

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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    1. Some users are getting confused with the libflashsupport package available in the Ubuntu repo. That version is for ALSA+PulseAudio and you should remove it (with Synaptic GUI or apt-get remove)
    2. Save this: http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.p...1&d=1219884013 to your Desktop
    3. Run these commands
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    cd ~/Desktop
    gunzip libflashsupport.so.gz
    sudo mv libflashsupport.so /usr/lib
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libflashsupport.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libflashsupport.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libflashsupport.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins
    If you're running 64-bit :
    Code:
    sudo cp /usr/lib/libflashsupport.so /usr/lib32/
    7. If you're still having issues, see this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=273

    For zsnes, make sure your zsnes launcher uses "zsnes -ad oss" for the best performance or do as a previous poster suggested and get the SDL-OSS library package
    Last edited by Temüjin; August 28th, 2008 at 04:23 AM.
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    Re: Using OSS - no sound in games or flash

    This works! This is the solution!

    Just excited to finally get sound back in flash after switching to OSS4.
    Just wish I could get the volume keys working...

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