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  1. How to get sounds in PySol solitaire suite of games in Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS)

    Make sure you download pysolsounddrivers and pysolsounds.

    But you may find the sound server doesn’t seem to work.

    The pysol package itself was upgraded to a new version in Hardy, but the pysol-sound-server package was not, rendering PySol unable to play sounds.

    The reason PySol wasn’t playing sounds was because it was trying to use ALSA directly and colliding with PulseAudio.

    Fixing the problem:

    1. Install the “libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio” package

    (this will cause the “libsdl1.2debian-alsa” package to be deinstalled and make all Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) applications use PulseAudio exclusively)

    2. Play the game. You’ll be able to enable sounds. Yippee!

    Comment by Cecilieaux — June 14, 2009 @ 10:12 am

    • Thanks for the step-by-step instructions! Hopefully this will be useful for others who wish to get PySol sound working. (:

      Comment by mostlylinux — June 14, 2009 @ 5:09 pm


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