Linux - Skulltag / FMOD issue

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Mon Jan 4 16:08:21 UTC 2010

On Mon, 4 Jan 2010 23:23:19 +1100 Edwin Groothuis wrote:

> I was pointed to Skulltag today, a Doom/Heretic etc engine.
> Unfortunately it is Linux only, but with the Linuxolator it should work.
> After installing the libraries from it worked (yay!),

What's uname of your system?

> except for the sound:

>     I_InitSound: Initializing FMOD
>     FMOD Sound System, copyright ╘ Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd., 1994-2009.
>     HOSS could not be initialized. Trying ALSA.
>     ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
>     ALSA lib conf.c:4153:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such file or directory
>     ALSA lib confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
>     ALSA lib conf.c:4153:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such file or directory
>     ALSA lib confmisc.c:1251:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
>     ALSA lib conf.c:4153:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
>     ALSA lib conf.c:4632:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
>     ALSA lib pcm.c:2211:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
>     I  System::init returned error code 62
>     GSound init failed. Using nosound.

> Strace didn't give me any useful output (lots of high ascii in the
> open() calls), kdump (of ktrace) broke on it.

You may use devel/linux_kdump instead of native kdump. The port should
be build with emulators/linux_gentoo-stage3 though. I created a package:

> Who has experience with FMOD under the Linuxolator under FreeBSD ?
> Who has a hint of what I can do next to overcome this issue?

Just a wild guess: did you install an apropriate audio/linux*-alsa-lib?

WBR, Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD Committer, The Power To Serve

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