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    Default Only OSS

    Is there a way to set SuSE 11.1 to use only OSS (no ALSA)? It seems that my audio card will only work with OSS.

    How exactly would I go about getting the latest version of OSS anyway (4.1 1051)?

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    Default Re: Only OSS

    Quote Originally Posted by TV-VCR View Post
    Is there a way to set SuSE 11.1 to use only OSS (no ALSA)? It seems that my audio card will only work with OSS.

    How exactly would I go about getting the latest version of OSS anyway (4.1 1051)?
    I replied to help you try get alsa functioning in a previous thread (a few minutes ago):

    Is your graphic device incompatible with alsa? Let me know if it is listed in the incompatibility list:
    Audio - Linux incompatibility list

    To answer your question, I do not know anything about OSS (4.1 ... nor any other version) so I can not help you there.

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    Default Re: Only OSS

    OSS development was abandoned so long ago that no modern devices are
    likely to work with it. If you have an old one such as SoundBlaster,
    you can always blacklist the ALSA modules.

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    I guess 24hrs is a long time... OSS 4.1: shortlog
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Default Re: Only OSS

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    OSS development was abandoned so long ago that no modern devices are
    likely to work with it. If you have an old one such as SoundBlaster,
    you can always blacklist the ALSA modules.
    OSSv4 supports some newer soundcards as well, but OSSv4 is (ussually) not included in the linux kernel and its (in almost all Linux distributions) not easy to install.

    I found an interessting article about OSS vs. ALSA:
    Insane Coding: State of sound in Linux not so sorry after all

    soundcards supported by OSSv4:
    OSS v4.2 Supported device list for Linux

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