[Etoys] Sound in SoaS

Milan Zimmermann milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Fri Apr 10 01:34:46 EDT 2009

On April 9, 2009, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 06.04.2009, at 06:41, Milan Zimmermann wrote:
> > - [Etoys-Sugar-0.84-OLPC] Soas-2009040110. Played on OLPC from a
> > stick. No sound .using either -vm-sound-OSS or vm-sound-ALSA in /usr/
> > bin/etoys. This seems problem with Sugar, not Etoys. The driver is
> > loaded yet I do not hear any sound in any Sugar activities.
> > http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-214
> I tried SoaS-beta in VirtualBox on a Mac (it still does not boot in
> VMWare Fusion). Had to add a sound adapter when making the VM, it was
> not added by default.
> There was no sound in Speak, nor in Etoys.
> BUT: In the Terminal activity, "aplay /usr/share/sound/alsa/
> Front_Center.wav" did play fine, so sound *is* working.

On my OLPC with SoS 2009-apr-1 sound does not work from Terminal activity 
either. I will redo it from the latest avaiable iso and see if that helps.

> The same
> command did *not* work on a Linux VT console, neither as root nor as
> liveuser.
> The Etoys log file had the known "soundStart: snd_add_pcm_handler:
> Function not implemented" message. So I added the -vm-sound-OSS
> workaround to /usr/bin/etoys and then sound in Etoys played fine.
> No idea about Speak though, there was no error in its log file.

yeah, I just thought that if anything would have sound it would be Speak 
activity but it did not.


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