Package Details: oss-git 3e7a6c4-1

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Package Base: oss-git
Description: Open Sound System UNIX audio architecture
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Keywords: oss
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: libflashsupport-oss, libflashsupport-oss-nonfree, oss, oss-nonfree
Provides: oss
Submitter: Nowaker
Maintainer: Galaxy
Last Packager: Galaxy
Votes: 23
Popularity: 0.75
First Submitted: 2013-09-21 13:15
Last Updated: 2019-11-01 17:19

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Galaxy commented on 2019-10-24 02:55

The latest support Intel HDA is 0x8c20, and I am using a348. If your sound card is not listed there, it is not supported.

  • 8c20 ("8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller")
  • a348 ("Cannon Lake PCH cAVS")

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Next7 commented on 2020-05-25 13:05

OSS is broken again in kernels starting at least from version 5.6.6. And again package compiles fine but after issuing command "soundon" module is not built:

Next7 commented on 2020-01-05 03:56


After creating appropriate directory (originally nonexistent) the module was built and works fine. Thanks.

seawright commented on 2019-12-31 21:25

@Next7 Does the directory exist? ls -ld /usr/lib/modules/5.4.6-arch1-1/extramodules/oss If not can you create it? sudo mkdir -pv /usr/lib/modules/5.4.6-arch1-1/extramodules/oss

Next7 commented on 2019-12-23 19:28

Now module fails to build wit kernel 5.4.6-arch1. Package is compiled but after issuing a command "soundon"

[code] /tmp/oss.tmpmodule is too large ... /tmp/oss.tmpmodule is too large Relinking OSS kernel modules for "" This may take few moments - please stand by...

OSS build environment set up for REGPARM kernels

Building module osscore mkdir: cannot create directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.4.6-arch1-1/extramodules/oss': No such file or directory OSS module directory /usr/lib/modules/5.4.6-arch1-1/extramodules/oss does not exist.

Relinking the OSS kernel modules failed [/code]

Galaxy commented on 2019-11-01 17:23

@seawright My laptop sound does work with ALSA drivers.

I will consider QEMU some later time.

seawright commented on 2019-11-01 11:19

@Galaxy You didn't answer my question as to whether your laptop sound works with alsa drivers. I have looked at the spec. for a Lenovo Thinkpad P73 which comes pre-installed with a customised version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64 Bit. It has two audio controllers: nVidia 10de:10f8 & Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS (8086:a348) so your sound card must be supportable even if not by vanilla flavoured Ubuntu or Arch. If it works with alsa it should be possible to make it work with oss but either way, if sound is working it should be possible to test oss-git packages in a virtual environment such as Virtual box or even Qemu.

seawright commented on 2019-10-31 20:53

Kmod-link patches no longer required following upstream (opensound) commit.

seawright commented on 2019-10-29 10:44

I have generated four IDENTICAL copies of all the oss man pages using gawk v4 and gawk v5 with a patched and original version of txt2man so currently there is no requirement to downgrade gawk to version 4 even though the warnings produced when building the oss-git package may be a little disconcerting.

seawright commented on 2019-10-29 10:34

The audio player "ossplay" is capable of playing Ogg Vorbis audio files if configured and built with libogg and libvorbis present. The only mention of this is in the source files. I have added it to the optdepends section of PKGBUILD to draw it to users attention. Should it also be added to

seawright commented on 2019-10-26 10:42

This would appear to be the gawk v5 | setup/Linux/text2man problem: but it is yet to be confirmed by mvertes - txt2man's original author.