[Etoys] Sound in SoaS
milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Sun Apr 12 03:16:40 EDT 2009
On April 10, 2009, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 10.04.2009, at 07:34, Milan Zimmermann wrote:
> > 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.
> SoaS is not really meant to be run on the XO yet. It uses a stock
> Fedora kernel which does not fully support the XO hardware yet.
ah, interesting . I am running Soas2 on XO but it has problems. No sound,
Browser crashing, no wget. And I just killed this long weekend so far by
converting ISO (including Soas2) into a bootable SD that can run on XO or
otherwise. I ported the Fedora usility to SuSE so I can run it home on SuSE,
at least I have a way of generating Live Soas2 USB's as quickly as the Soas es
> It works better on regular PC hardware and in emulators.
I guess :) but my attempt to get it work in VirtualBox failed, hanging on
startup no matter what I do. I will have to try again. That's where my
excursion into Live USB/SD started. But it was fun.
> > > 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.
> Speak does no sound because a library is missing. Too bad these things
> only get mentioned on IRC rather than the Sugar-dev mailing list :(
ah I see. I thought I tried play asound as well. I decided to wait for updated
Soases before trying sound again :)
> - Bert -
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