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    Default WXtoIMG program for APT satellites no /dev/dsp? Opensuse 13.2

    Let me say I am not a Linux expert, more the novice guy, I like Linux, but forget many things about it.

    I am trying to run wxtoimg which is a software package to display weather satellites, I have had this working on 13.1, but as it was some years ago I can not figure how.

    The program has the options for the sound cards to be at /dev/dsp, /dev/dsp1, /dev/dsp2, /dev/dsp3, /dev/padsp.

    The program reports it can not find these, no matter which I try. When I look into file manager I see there is no /dev/dsp devices, but there is a /dev/snd directory with my sound card in it seems to be hwC0D0.

    I have installed the standard Opensuse 13.2 package the PC is a 64 bit device.

    I see the sound system is alsa, but has also the alsa-oss package installed.

    I can not remember how I did it a couple of years ago, it is a faily old software program, I have sent an email to an old email address I had, so not sure if i will still get support?

    Can anyone assist please?

    Adrian

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    Default Re: WXtoIMG program for APT satellites no /dev/dsp? Opensuse 13.2

    By default pules audio is used and that blocks access to the /dev since only one program can use the sound at a time. Pulse is made to merge sounds from several sources If this is a 32 bit program you may need to add libpulse0-32bit. If the program insists on using the sound directly you may need to disable pulse in the Yast-sound. But you lose the neat stuff pulse does

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    Default Re: WXtoIMG program for APT satellites no /dev/dsp? Opensuse 13.2

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianH View Post
    The program has the options for the sound cards to be at /dev/dsp, /dev/dsp1, /dev/dsp2, /dev/dsp3, /dev/padsp.
    the OSS interface

    there is a /dev/snd directory with my sound card in it seems to be hwC0D0.
    yep, that's the spot for alsa devices

    I have installed the standard Opensuse 13.2 package the PC is a 64 bit device.

    I see the sound system is alsa, but has also the alsa-oss package installed.

    I can not remember how I did it a couple of years ago, it is a faily old software program
    For handling oss apps, alsa has both its oss emulation mode and also the aoss wrapper (alsa-oss package).

    Pulse has its own oss wrapper. See "man padsp"

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    Default Re: WXtoIMG program for APT satellites no /dev/dsp? Opensuse 13.2

    Well everything seems to be installed:

    libpulse0-32bit is installed
    pulseaudio is installed
    alsa-oss and alsa-oss-32bit is installed
    as well as the main alsa packages, everything seems to have been there from install as i have not changed anything at all.

    I can not find any package called padsm, or that contains it, so sorry but I am still at a loss as to what to try, as said a bit of a novice when it comes to changing things, should I be removing pulse?

    Or changing system settings?

    Adrian

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    Default Re: WXtoIMG program for APT satellites no /dev/dsp? Opensuse 13.2

    Should already be installed I think padsp is part of Pulse Audio packages. It is here anyway

    try fro console man padsp for details on how to use

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    Default Re: WXtoIMG program for APT satellites no /dev/dsp? Opensuse 13.2

    Do not get long to edit the post, have just tried going into Yast, then hardware and sound card and edited options and under 'Other' is a tick box for pulse audio configuration that was ticked, so I have un ticked and tried all options again.

    Still get the same errors. no card.



    These are some settings:-
    MCP51 High Definition Audio

    • Configured as sound card number 0
    • Driver snd-hda-intel

    Adrian

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    Default Re: WXtoIMG program for APT satellites no /dev/dsp? Opensuse 13.2

    This is getting bad replying to my own posts, I have downloaded another version of the program a beta version but it does deal directly with asla and it seems to work with regards to audio, I will go off and see if the package works as a whole.

    Cheers

    Adrian

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