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[Bug 1434842] Re: Due to lack of OSS kernel modules, have to recompile the kernel to enable sound in old games - aoss/padsp do not work


Really thank you so much for this.

I know im a 'rare case' and really appreciate your time to do this

This is where (IMO) opensource wins, if this were closed source it would
have been likely the change would not have been committed as not
'financially viable'

Will the change just turn up in a future kernel upgrade for 15.04

(ps i'm testing kubuntu 15.04 now and really liking it - note :
aoss/padsp still fail on 15.04, the kernel you made works fine with oss)


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  Due to lack of OSS kernel modules, have to recompile the kernel to
  enable sound in old games - aoss/padsp do not work

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  I've had this issue since about 12.10 or whenever the oss modules with
  disable in the kernel.



  Ubuntu is one of the few distros to take out these module from their
  kernel builds.

  On Debian, Fedora, Arch and Opensuse the modules are in the kernel
  (you usually have to manually load them (i.e they are present by
  default wbut disabled - with ubuntu the modules are actually removed.)

  There is one game in particular I play, it in an old obscure game
  called paintball2 - http://digitalpaint.org/

  It uses OSS by default - it does have an SDL option too (which works
  in ubuntu) - but the SDL plugin is buggy.

  With all other distros I can just manually load the OSS modules, with
  Ubuntu I have to recompile the kernel in order to have OSS sound.

  Could we not change the policy and include the modules (the size
  difference will be basically none.) so at least people have the option
  to use them without the hassle to recompiling the kernel - its a PITA
  having to do it again each time there is an update.

  I know of aoss and padsp - these tools do not work (at least with this
  game), they never have in multiple machines (all have had intel HDA


  aoss ./paintball2

  /dev/dsp: Invalid argument
  SNDDMA_Init: Could not mmap /dev/dsp.

  --> no sound

  padsp ./paintball2

  Paintball 2 -- Version 2.0
  execing configs/config.cfg
  Console initialized.

  ------- sound initialization -------
  SNDDMA_Init: Sorry, but your soundcard doesn't support trigger or mmap. (00005100)

  --> no sound.

  As soon as i recompile the kernel and add the modules it works fine.

  How can I get the modules re-added - there is no harm having them in
  the kernel but disabled on startup...

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: linux-generic
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-31.43-generic 3.16.7-ckt5
  Uname: Linux 3.16.0-31-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8.2
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  morgan     2477 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  morgan     2477 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
  Date: Sat Mar 21 15:24:46 2015
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=c5ec1412-eab8-4557-a6e8-cb6856e167d8
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-11 (37 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
   eth0      no wireless extensions.
   lo        no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: MSI MS-7758
  ProcFB: 0 EFI VGA
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.16.0-31-generic root=UUID=79c952bd-d3f3-4bf7-9039-5260c0217d02 ro
   linux-restricted-modules-3.16.0-31-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.16.0-31-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.138.1
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  WifiSyslog: Mar 21 14:28:15 morgan-MS-7758 kernel: [ 8449.255485] perf interrupt took too long (2507 > 2500), lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample_rate to 50000
  dmi.bios.date: 03/07/2014
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: V2.13
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: Z77A-G43 (MS-7758)
  dmi.board.vendor: MSI
  dmi.board.version: 1.0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: MSI
  dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrV2.13:bd03/07/2014:svnMSI:pnMS-7758:pvr1.0:rvnMSI:rnZ77A-G43(MS-7758):rvr1.0:cvnMSI:ct3:cvr1.0:
  dmi.product.name: MS-7758
  dmi.product.version: 1.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: MSI

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