eBoard produces no sound

Bug #840841 reported by Swâmi Petaramesh on 2011-09-04
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
eboard (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

[Bug report created after Alec Cormack's question https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eboard/+question/143832 ]

eboard is a graphical chess board. It is quite an old program and tries to use OSS /dev/dsp device which no longer exists in recent Kubuntu/Ubuntu versions.

In order to get sound the menu file for the program needs to be changed to call eboard via /usr/bin/padsp which magically fixes the sound problem.

I propose changing /usr/share/menu from:

?package(eboard):needs="X11" section="Games/Board"\
  title="eboard" command="/usr/games/eboard"


?package(eboard):needs="X11" section="Games/Board"\
  title="eboard" command="/usr/bin/padsp /usr/games/eboard"

[Solution tested and working both in Gnome or KDE]

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in eboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Please run "ubuntu-bug 840841" in a terminal.

tags: added: natty
summary: - [Natty] eBoard produces no sound
+ eBoard produces no sound
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