Subject: Re: sound
To: None <SULEWSKIJ@delphi.com>
From: Stephen Champion <email@example.com>
Date: 05/01/1995 03:44:25
> I remember a while ago people where talking about using the amiga sound with
> NetBSD. How do you know if your kernel has the sound code compiled in it?
> Is there a program that will play music or something? Thanks
> joe sulewski
In the unix world, sound is played by sending the raw data to a
device special file, with various iocntl ()'s on the node indicating data
form. ie 'cat monkey.au > /dev/audio' plays a file on a Sun.
For NetBSD-Amiga 1.0, there is an audio LKM (loadable kernel
module) on ftp.uni-regensburg.de and mirrors that adds audio handling
when combined with a patch to the kernel sources (included in the archive).
You then use mknod to create the corresponding /dev/ entries, /dev/aud[0-5].
I've had trouble with the LKM. X on my Retina Z2 freaks as soon as I
load it and is OK once I unload it. It was just fine when I was running
Xamigamono on ECS.
// Stephen Champion Software Eng, *ix Admin, OS Design
// firstname.lastname@example.org Hampshire College - Amherst, MA
// email@example.com Amiga 3000/25 NetBSD 1.0
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