gshang at pacific.net.au
Fri Nov 21 09:28:37 EST 2003
Yeah, /dev/audio is mainly found on Sun machines. The presence of it in
Linux is to provide emulation for the Sun /dev/audio device for programs
that need it ... like speak freely. Note that you can make Speak Freely
use /dev/dsp by uncommenting the -dneeded_liniar define in the makefile.
This also works for getting around buggy implementations of /dev/audio
(notably in some OSS drivers).
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