wierd sound problem I need help

I have a SB Live 5.1. When I installed opensuse 11, sound worked out of the box for me in all applications. However I was persuaded to try OSS 4.0, so I did. First I removed everything that was alsa or pulseaudio related, then I installed OSS. Lag was horrible; all sounds were nearly a full second behind where they should be, so I uninstalled the garbage. Then i reinstalled all of the alsa and pulse audio packages in yast.

For most things, like media players, sound works perfectly. However, I seem to have lost sound in a few games and I don’t know how to fix it. I’m hoping that someone will know what to do so I dont eventually have to reinstall suse and reinstall all of my drivers, codecs, and applications.

The two programs that have no sound are wine games (eg windows games like warcraft 3) and frozen bubble 2. I really don’t understand why frozen bubble 2 has no sound, because zsnes does, and both are sdl applications. Does anyone know what could be going on? My configuration seems to check out just fine, at least with everything that I know to look at.

It would seem then, to be something at application level rather than system wide. but I assume you have checked the application settings?

SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

Is it possible those games are looking for the old OSS still ?

Did you re-install alsa-oss ? For a 64-bit user it is a bit different and one needs some combination of alsa-oss, alsa-oss-32bit and alsa-oss-64 bit, and I don’t have a 64-bit PC so I can not precisely tell you which of those 3 are needed. Don’t assume all are needed. We need the answer from someone with a 64-bit PC.

My _64 box