6. August, 2014

Tonematrix is small toy written in Shockwave Flash that gives you a simple way to experiment with sound.

Click these links for a couple of examples:




Sound Problems on Linux

5. April, 2011

Sound on Linux was pretty stable but then came PulseAudio sigh. One of the major problems is that some programs don’t try to look for the PulseAudio server. Instead, they try to lock the sound devices under /dev. Flash is one of them.

But there is a solution: Create a file “$HOME/.asoundrc” with this content:

pcm.!default {
    type pulse
ctl.!default {
    type pulse

That redirects all clients which use ALSA to the PulseAudio server and everyone is happy.

StarCraft 2 on Linux: Sound problems

28. September, 2010
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If you have sound issues in StarCraft 2 on Linux, open WINE config (winecfg) and select the “Audio” tab. Make sure that the correct sound driver is selected (use “Test sound”) and then switch “Hardware Acceleration” near the bottom to “Emulation”.