Sound problem - test in console
declan.moriartyt at ntlworld.ie
Sat Feb 21 14:03:52 PST 2004
On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 05:18:29PM +0200, Martin Kavec enlightened us thusly
> Declan Moriarty wrote:
> > I usually used cat <anyfile> >dev/dsp. I found a short text file
> > (e.g. /etc/fstab) gave a short rasp of white noise, which is all you
> > want to know. If you use a long one, it will keep going.
> Hmmm, cat doesn't do a thing here, though the sound works now (my previous
Some sound cards don't respond because
1. Like the es1371 (e.g. later creative soundblaster) they are
closer to 'winsoundcards', e.g. require more of the cpu.
2. Others require a dos program to kick their butt and wake them
up. Isapnp used do it for me when I used one.
With best Regards,
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