Re: sound question

Rob Hoyle (
Sun, 2 Aug 1998 12:58:03 -0500 (CDT)

> Ive got afterstep installed and sound working just fine, but I cant get
> sounds working with afterstep. I see an audio file in my 
> /usr/local/aferstep 
> and the faq says to have this file in 
> ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep
> so i copied it there and then restarted and still no sound..
> the sound directory is there and is correct in the audio file
> and i can play the sounds via
> cat > /dev/audio
> my only guess is in the faq it says 
> *AudioPlayCmd /usr/bin/showaudio
> AudioPlayCmd must be a valid program..
> am i supposed to replace this with something?
As far as I know, sound has nothing to do with the Window Manager you are
using..Unless Of course, you are trying to get the sounds that the actual
Window Manager is capable of making, which I personally find a little
annoying and Windowsish :> However, if you peek around in the G/L/A
directory, I think there is a file there that controls all the sounds,
which are turned off by default I believe.  I have been wrong before, and
will probably be wrong again.  But its worth a shot :> Personally, I would
compile mpg123 and listen to some MP3s instead of playing the Afterstep
Sounds.  Just my $.02

Rob Hoyle


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