Minecraft sound (ALSA)

Stephan Schindel sts at tp1.rub.de
Fri Sep 14 15:46:00 UTC 2012

Hey guys!
I would like to play Minecraft on my FreeBSD box, so I installed 
games/minecraft-client. It starts, but I do not have any sound. The 
reason for that is that Minecraft uses ALSA and ALSA does not find any 

    Starting up SoundSystem...
    Initializing LWJGL OpenAL
         (The LWJGL binding of OpenAL.  For more information, see
    AL lib: alsa.c:960: no playback cards found...
    AL lib: alsa.c:1017: no capture cards found...
    ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
    ALSA lib conf.c:4154:(_snd_config_evaluate) function
    snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such file or directory

I am not sure what to do here and how to wrap my OSS system in an ALSA 
system. I installed audio/alsa-lib, audio/alsa-plugins and 
audio/alsa-utils. My asoundrc looks like this at the moment:

    pcm.oss {
         type oss
         device /dev/dsp

However I cannot play any MP3s via aplay. Do you have any ideas?


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