Sound on linux no workey

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Wed Mar 19 17:08:13 EDT 2008

Björnke von Gierke wrote:
> I am trying to make my own Error beep handler for linux (rev 2.9 rc1), 
> because i don't like the internal beep.
> First Rev wouldn't make any sounds at all (besides the internal speaker 
> when using "beep"), so I reinstalled the ESD package, and added the 
> sound mixer client. Now Rev makes static sound, similar to radio, in the 
> length of the chosen wav sound file (the same files that work properly 
> in the system sound pane).
> I'm not sure if I have missed something obvious, due to not 
> understanding how linux sounds are supposed to work, or if this is a bug.
> Can anyone help me single in on one or the other?

Rev only supports uncompressed sounds. If you try to play a compressed 
sound file, you get the static noise you describe. You should be able to 
play uncompressed .au, .aif, and .wav files.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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