>>>I've got a system wih a working soundcard (checked with xmms), but play
>>>doesn't work. It gives the error message
>>>play: /dev/dsp: Operation not supported by device
>> What are you trying to play?
>Its a wav file hich works fine on linux, file says
>audclips/chime.wav: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, Microsoft PCM, 8
>bit, mono 11025 Hz
I assume you're providing a proper set of command line switches to play?
I'm not sure what, if any, are the default setting play uses. But
you'll almost certainly want to make sure it knows that this is 8-bit
data, single-channel, as well as specifying the sampling rate.