Sound on linux no workey

Björnke von Gierke bvg at
Wed Mar 19 19:40:40 EDT 2008

Thank you for your hint, I forgot that the files need to be  
However, the sound files are uncompressed 16-bit PCM audio files (they  
come with the standard ubuntu installation), so that can't be the  


On 19 Mar 2008, at 22:08, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> 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.
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