Questions tagged [oss]

Open Sound System, an obsolete sound system for Linux

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Intel hda audio issue

Pavucontrol don't see the intel sound card but alsamixer do, the sound work lightly at launch and stop, I need to be able to use my nvidia hdmi sound output when needed and the intel hda is my main ...
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FreeBSD and “too many” applications => no sound

With FreeBSD 11.1, using OSS, I run into the problem that if “too many” applications which produce sound output, or even “too many” tabs of YouTube in Firefox, are open, some of them will not output ...
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Linux audio routing without Jack

Is it possible to do linux audio without using Jack for audio routing? Can I route using Alsa or OSS?
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How to revert back to ALSA?

I wanted to try out oss because sound on alsa is not great. I am on elementaryOS Loki which is built on ubuntu. Anyways I installed alsa-oss using sudo apt-get install alsa-oss but it didn't ...
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USB audio: volume too high

The maximum volume of my USB audio ("Dlock USB Sound Adapter 7.1") is far too high (this is bad, because, first, it's dangerous and second it is not possible to adjust the volume finely). I had this ...
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Why most apps try to use OSS if /dev/dsp is present?

So why most applications apparently try to use OSS if /dev/dsp is present on a system where more advanced audio servers (ALSA or PulseAudio) are also available? I experience this after installing oss-...
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How to make PulseAudio and OSS only applications coexist on Debian Wheezy?

Before I fell back to ALSA, I had severe problems with PulseAudio deadlocks for years on my Debian system on which I am using some OSS only (requiring /dev/dsp) applications. I would like to see ...
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How to stream audio from /dev/dsp?

What is the best way to stream audio from /dev/dsp (I'm using OSS on Debian). I would prefer HTTP streaming, but if there is a way on another protocol, I can deal with that.
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why has /dev/dsp vanished from SUSE

I used to test my sound settings with the command dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/dsp This will play random sound over your default sound device (using OSS). I am using SUSE Linux. Now in the newer ...