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OSS 4.2 Build 2002

Postby dev » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:44 am

OSS 4.2 Build 2002 is now available for Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and SCO OSR6.

- Mplayer: mplayer -ao oss:/dev/dsp_ac3 -ac hwac3 dvd://

- Xine: go into Audio config and set the Speaker Mode to Passthrough and symlink /dev/dsp to /dev/dsp_ac3

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Re: OSS 4.2 Build 2002

Postby rasta » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:58 pm

Here are results of attempting to install oss 4.2 build 2002 using pkgadd on a Solaris 10 u8 x86 system running as a VirtualBox (3.0.10) guest on a WinXPsp3 host:

Using </> as the package base directory.
## Processing package information.
## Processing system information.
## Verifying disk space requirements.
## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.
## Checking for setuid/setgid programs.

This package contains scripts which will be executed with super-user
permission during the process of installing this package.

Do you want to continue with the installation of <oss> [y,n,?] y

Installing Open Sound System as <oss>

## Installing part 1 of 1.
/etc/oss <implied directory>
[ verifying class <none> ]
mv: cannot rename /var/tmp/dstreAAAqCai.c/oss/reloc/usr/lib/oss/etc_templates/forceload.conf to /usr/lib/oss/etc_templates/forceload.conf: No such file or directory
[ verifying class <drvcfg> ]
ERROR: attribute verification of </usr/lib/oss/etc_templates/forceload.conf> failed
pathname does not exist
## Executing postinstall script.
Setting up Open Sound System....please wait
Removing old driver audio810
Removing old driver audioens
Removing old driver audiohd
Removing old driver audioixp
Removing old driver audiovia823x
Removing old driver lx_audio
Removing old driver oss_atiaudio
Removing old driver oss_audioloop
Removing old driver oss_audiopci
Removing old driver oss_hdaudio
Removing old driver usb_ac
Removing old driver usb_as
add_drv -m '* 0666 root sys' osscore
add_drv -m '* 0666 root sys' -i '"pci8086,2415"' oss_ich
devfsadm: driver failed to attach: oss_ich
Warning: Driver (oss_ich) successfully added to system but failed to attach
add_drv -m '* 0666 root sys' oss_sadasupport

Open Sound System installation complete

You can use the osstest command to test audio playback in your system.

It may be necessary to reboot the system before all devices get properly
detected by the system.

Installation of <oss> partially failed.

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Re: OSS 4.2 Build 2002

Postby LinuxDonald » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:33 am

The 4.2 rev 2002 is the lastest http://mercurial.opensound.com/

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Re: OSS 4.2 Build 2002

Postby rolf » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:49 pm

The postinstall fails because the directory /usr/lib/oss/etc_templates does not exist.
Try to create the directory with the following command and try to install the package again.

mkdir -p /usr/lib/oss/etc_templates

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Re: OSS 4.2 Build 2002

Postby rasta » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:20 pm


Thank you for the tip. Making that directory makes the install run smoothly. However, oss 4.2 b2002 still will not attach to Solaris 10 after install, as has been noted by several users in the Solaris forum. Other manual fixes have been suggested by Vitaly, but even with them, oss on Solaris 10 x86, at least in a VirtualBox environment, is way too flaky for normal use.

I hope that 4front fixes the Solaris oss package to get rid of the install (and, more importantly) the instability, and attaching problems.

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