Subject: Re: addendum to -current oddities & audio Q's
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: Andreas Johansson <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/31/1999 08:02:15
On Mon, 30 Aug 1999, Michael G. Schabert wrote:

> I don't know if it was originally commented out on the GENERIC or whether
> it just hadn't shown up earlier somehow in my dmesg when I started doing
> kernel compiles, but I uncommented those & now it's working :). I copied an
> .au file to /dev/audio & it sounded good :). I'll assume that mp3 files are
> tricky, & will keep playing with them...I downloaded a couple & can tell
> what they're supposed to be, but they're not right, & I get lots of errors
> saying "mpg123: Can't rewind stream by x bits!" where x is a changing
> number. I'm just invoking it with "mpg123 name_of_file.mp3".

Most old versions of mpg123 did this on any architecture. If you haven't,
try a new version (like mpg123-0.59q).

> Thanks for this info...I love being able to get decent sound out of my
> alpha :).
> Mike
> Bikers don't *DO* taglines.