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bug#4208: 23.1; play-sound-file does not work


From: Tom Tromey
Subject: bug#4208: 23.1; play-sound-file does not work
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:33:20 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Jan" == Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

Tom> I'm using Emacs 23 on Fedora 11.

Jan> This error shows up when Emacs tries to open the old OSS based
Jan> sound device.  This isn't surprising if pulseaudio is running.

Thanks.

Jan> But you should be able to use ALSA instead.  But this message
Jan> indicates that HAVE_ALSA isn't defined.  Have you installed ALSA
Jan> development libraries?

I'm just using the Fedora RPM, so I don't know.
I'll report it to the Fedora Emacs maintainer, perhaps it is just a
missing BuildRequires.

Jan> Also try
Jan> % aplay <soundfile>
Jan> where <soundfile> is some file.  If it works you have ALSA and Emacs
Jan> should use that.

Yes, this works.

Tom






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