[Sidefx-houdini-list] no audio playback w/suse 10.2 KDE

Jed Schwartz jed at jedschwartz.com
Thu Jan 17 08:38:36 EST 2008


Linux is great, but running houdini on OS X would be best! We're just  
replacing one of our desktops  with the newest 8 core Mac- Dollar for  
dollar, we got more power from apple then any of the PC venders-

Would it be a nightmare for the developers to port houdini over to OS X?

On Jan 17, 2008, at 1:01 AM, Lisa Reynolds wrote:

> I *finally* got this working. It seems like Houdini is using the OSS
> server which isn't supported on my machine. I found a wrapper called
> aoss which teaches OSS applications how to play nice with ALSA. Once
> I used it I got full sound out of Houdini.
> In the hfs bin directory there is a script called
> "startupScriptLINUX" where I changed the last line
> from: exec $0-bin "$@"
> to: exec aoss $0-bin "$@"
> I'm not sure if this is the best place to make this change, but it
> worked and now I'm a happy camper.
> This is an example of why I *really* want SESI to create an OS X
> native version of Houdini. I get so tired of spending hours trying to
> configure tablets, soundcards, drivers, etc.. I can run every
> application I need or want on Mac OS X except Houdini.
> -Lisa
>> Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 14:57:37 +0000
>> From: "Peter Bowmar" <pbowmar at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] no audio playback w/suse 10.2 KDE
>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>> Message-ID:
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>> Ah yes, good call Paul. I do make sure I'm only running Houdini  
>> when I
>> want to use Audio. No Xine or Firefox etc...
>> Cheers
>> peter B
>> On 11/01/2008, paul simpson <paul at realisestudio.com> wrote:
>>> lisa,
>>> i also have sound to be picky with suse 10.2 kde & houdini.  i can
>>> get it
>>> working if i quit firefox - then start houdini.  i think that
>>> firefox grabs
>>> the sound if any web pages have embedded audio/video.  hope this
>>> helps...
>>> -paul
>>> On 11/01/2008, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Lisa,
>>>> It works OK for me, however I'm not sure what advice to offer. I  
>>>> use
>>>> the Alsa sound drivers which I think is the default since I haven't
>>>> meddled with anything in KDE vis a vis the sounds.
>>>> Try going into Kmix and cranking everything up to 11 maybe?
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Peter B
>>>> On 10/01/2008, Lisa Reynolds <lisa at red3d.com> wrote:
>>>>> I'm not getting any audio playback either through the file
>>>>> setting or
>>>>> the chop setting in the audio panel with H9.0.794 (64 bit) and
>>>>> opensuse 10.2 using KDE. I can play the file fine outside of
>>>>> Houdini
>>>>> via realplayer. The file is 16 bit 44.1 kHz. I can see the  
>>>>> waveform
>>>>> in my timeline, but don't hear anything when I play it. Another
>>>>> user
>>>>> sent me some test files to try and I got the same results.  I'm
>>>>> thinking this may be a KDE/Houdini interaction. I checked my KDE
>>>>> settings and it mentions that it has complete control over the
>>>>> audio
>>>>> system but can be set to relinquish control if it is idle. It is
>>>>> set
>>>>> to do that after 5 seconds.
>>>>> Does anyone using Suse 10.2 and KDE have audio playback working?
>>>>> Any
>>>>> thoughts of what else I can check?
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