I have a strange problem with /dev/dsp. Running SUSE 7.1 with a Videologic
Sonicfury (TurtleBeach Santa Cruz). Sound apps work, i.e. mp3 players and
such although I'm not sure if the drivers are midi capable as yet. When I
cat a sample to /dev/dsp it will take the exact amount of time the sample
takes to play, but no sound will be produced. Quake 3 also uses /dev/dsp by
default, but fails on the sound initialization stage causing white noise to
be produced. The white noise can be cancelled by starting some other audio
/dev/dsp is linked to dev/dsp0.
I've tried recreating the device with mknod, but it's still the same. I
have absolutely no idea what to try next, or whether this is a shortcoming
of the current driver set...
Ideas gratefully received!