[PD] alsa / oss / jack

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Feb 14 09:45:51 CET 2006

hard off wrote:
> quick linux questions;
> im getting error messages in the terminal that say; 
> OSS: could not set sampling rate for this device
> OSS; ioctl on output device failed

laptop soundcard?

> as far as i have read...i need to install a module called snd-pcm1-oss
> but i don't have that on my system.
> can someone tell me how to install this module...or if there is a
> workaround.  i haven't configured pd to work with jack yet, so if i use
> jack is that going to make things easier?

i think that simplest would be to use alsa (start pd with "-alsa").
jack is more complicated as you need another application (the jack
daemon) to run before pd, and it doesn't really offer anything that alsa
does not offer. (which could start another flamewar) jack certainly has
its merits but for getting audio going i would start with alsa. jack
only builds on top of alsa.


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