Q: Using KDE on Linux, you get the error 'open /dev/[sound/]dsp: Device or resource busy' and fails to output sound.
A: Create (or edit an existing one) a text file called .openalrc and place it in your home directory. Put in the lines: <source lang="lisp"> (define devices '(arts esd native alsa null)) (define alsa-device "default") (define speaker-num 2) (define sampling-rate 44100) </source The first line tells OpenAL the order in which to try and use the sound device. arts is KDE's sound system, esd is typically GNOME's.
I hope this helps someone, I got most of it from http://supertux.lethargik.org/wiki/OpenAL_Configuration _Lemon_ 21:24, 28 February 2008 (EST)
Q: How do I edit wiki pages?
I noticed a typo on your Download page ("avaiable" should be "available") and thought "I'll fix that for them". But there was no "Edit" button.
"Okay", I thought "I guess I need to be a registered member. Annoying, but okay.". So I registered and there's still no "Edit" button. Grr?
Then I thought at least I'd add the question to the FAQ, but apparently that's not editable either.
What gives? Why bother having a public Wiki at all if it's not editable? (Except for this page, and apparently ).
BTW, in amongst all this I looked for some alternate means of contact. There appears to be no email contact info. I stumbled on some forums but I would have had to sign up. Since I'd already done that for the wiki with minimal success that was not an appealing option.
Thanks. --Irrevenant 22:40, 24 Aug 2007 (EDT)
- Unfortunately, most of the wiki has to be locked down because of persistant spamming. As such, it's more of an informational tool than a means of two-way communication. Not being publically editable doesn't prevent it from being useful in this capacity, or from being a functional website main page.
- If you want to discuss the game or the project, then use the forums (which you can post on after registering). I'm not sure why you had a hard time finding them, as they're linked on the main page, in the Introduction, and on the wiki sidebar. I suppose if you were attempting to contact someone about the wiki, the forum might not have been the most obvious place to look... Can you suggest a better way to funnel people to the forums for contact purposes in situations such as these?
- I've edited a few help and FAQ pages to hopefully clarify some of these issues. Geoff the Medio 23:13, 24 Aug 2007 (EDT)
Q: On Linux the sound is occasionaly or constantly garbled.
A: This is due to OpenAL (library used for sound) most likely having problems with ALSA (Linux sound drivers). Make a text file with your text editor containing the line (define devices '(native)) and save it as .openalrc (yes, with the leading dot) in your home directory.
--MareviQ 11:49, 22 January 2008 (EST)