Once again, because someone made the former thread kind of useless...
Using Suse 6.4, Kernel 2.2.14 with a VIA AC97 soundchip I have some
problem with sound under linux.
The kernel drivers don't support the chip, so I had to find out that
ALSA might be helpful (and OSS, which for various reasons proves to be
an even inferior solution for me).
With ALSA I can listen to wav, au, mp3, cd audio, but not to midi,
which, however, is not the real problem I am talking about (there is a
program called "timidity" which gives me midi sound by on-the-fly
converting midi to wav without touching the midi files, so that is
Here is - finally - my problem:
I can't get sound to work with the quake games series (especially quake
and quakeworld), and ALSA even mentions that quake has to segfault
because there is a problem with "mmap" (whatever that means). So without
sound I am unable and unwilling to play these games.
Is there any realistic alternative to get quake sound under linux with a
VIA AC97 (and without upgrading the kernel to 2.3.x or 2.4, where I
found some experimental stuff with www.google.com)?
Someone of you all with VIA AC97 got a good solution? Or is this