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First post, by Zirias

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This is pretty experimental, so I hesitate uploading it to my APT repository, but at least, it "works for me". I'd be happy to get some feedback 😀

I wouldn't expect the binaries to work on Debian/Lenny because i built them on testing, but maybe someone can use the source packages for Debian/Lenny or even for Ubuntu?

You can find all packages for now at

(I started packaging this to work around the fpu issue mentioned here: Carmageddon1 vertical stripes in Dosbox with Ubuntu)

PS: just found a "little" problem: the "normal" dosbox package is now missing it's main binary (/usr/bin/dosbox) -- so far I have no idea, why. So, if there is a debhelper-guru around here, please have a look at my rules file 😀

PPS: problem identified, corrected version uploaded

Reply 2 of 3, by Zirias

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Right now, I don't get any sound at all 😠, but I guess this is some configuration problem. The binary links correctly against /usr/lib32/libasound.so.2, so I don't think there's a problem with the build.

First try for now -- upgrade to latest testing -- this will take a while 😀

Reply 3 of 3, by Zirias

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Hints for getting the sound working:

- make sure ia32 versions of libasound2, the alsa-plugins used and the ladspa-plugins used are installed.
- use a custom dmix configuration with ipc_perm 0666, just to be sure anyone can use an established ipc, e.g.:

pcm.!dmix {
type dmix
ipc_key 1024
ipc_perm 0666
slave {
pcm "hw:0,0"
channels 2
period_size 1024
buffer_size 8192

type plug
slave.pcm "dmix"

But there's something I don't get to work: 32bit dosbox always complains about midi:

MIDI:Can't find device:alsa, finding default handler.
MIDI:Opened device:none

using snd-virmidi in OSS mode produces sound, but it's distorted ...

any hints here?