Tried to run this with linux emulation.
Got: "Can't open audio device."
Traced it on a linux box and see that
it opens /dev/dsp and /dev/audio, and
that it is doing ioctl() on /dev/dsp.
It doesn't seem reasonable to expect
a linux program to emulate successfully
if that program mucks with devices. I
suspect that the NetBSD/Linux audio
drivers are different enough that the
ioctl interface is not the same, so
realplayer is probably opening the
files alright, but, problably due
to differences in the drivers, is
unable to setup the device via ioctl().
Tried the oss drivers from Point 4.
Watch out! Their install deletes your mixer
device and replaces it with a device
that doesn't support mixerctl! If
you run their uninstall script, it
will delete all your /dev files
related to audio! Workaround: just
move the oss directory somewhere, then
run /dev/MAKEDEV -- sheesh. Didn't
get any realplayer audio with those
Suspect that to get realplayer to
work the linux emul. software could
intercept the ioctl()s for /dev/dsp
and "translate" them to/from NetBSD/linux
By the way, this was on 1.6.1, i386 arch;
audioplay, and others work alright.
Didn't use the package syetem because I've
got Slackware, not SUSE, linux, and the
pkg system's Makefile looks at odds with
the compat_linux man. page, which describes
using /emul/linux, while the Makefile looks
to something else -- /emulation/linux (?).
Something else: trying to run linux's sox
yields something like: "don't know what an auiff is."
Any other (easier) ways of getting realplayer to run
would be good to hear about.