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I think Ubuntu is set by default to use pulse audio driver. How do I change to OSS? Some softwares that I am using only allow this type of sound driver to use corectly the sound system. Thank you for any advice.

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Ubuntu has deprecated OSS support - the kernel no longer supports OSS devices.

If you're considering using OSS4, you should probably use another Linux distro like Arch Linux

For legacy apps that insist on using a OSS device, you should look at using padsp which is the pulseaudio wrapper for OSS:

If application foo needs to use OSS devices, simply run: padsp foo.

It will emulate /dev/dsp and related devices, and redirect data between foo and these devices to PulseAudio.

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nice fossfreedom. How I should do this for THIS (since this question is a real fact), and this application looks just like a pre-client, that calls the real one.. whatever.. I have some nice difficulties with CLI. But let me try, "padsp eclient" ? – H_7 Nov 13 '11 at 20:50
If that application has only support for oss and nothing else, then you could try running via padsp eclient or similar. Otherwise, you may have to dual boot with archlinux to play that game :( – fossfreedom Nov 13 '11 at 22:16
worked like a charm with: " padsp ./elaunch " Thank you. – H_7 Nov 14 '11 at 13:34

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