Re: sndio in linux with ossv4 instead of alsa

From: Alexandre Ratchov <>
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2019 22:39:13 +0100
On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 01:55:44AM +0000, Damian Ariel Perticone wrote:
> Hi, i dont have problems with ALSA, what i dont want is pulseaudio, i installed
> ossv4.2 and got sound in mpv, mpd and wine but i got no sound in firefox i can
> have sound in firefox just using alsa if i complile firefox without pulseaudio
> support  , i saw that void linux use sndio and  hyperbola is migrating to bsd
> and is doing a sndio migration
> sndio-migration/ , i thought that it would be great just to have sndio in place
> of pulseaudio and it would be great if sndio work with ossv4.
> what i want is having sound in firefox but using ossv4 instead of alsa, i know
> that i can use alsa emulation.
> there are things i dont understand to have ossv4 working i had to disable sound
> support in the kernel.
> Freebsd oss has less sound cards support than ossv4.
> how difficult would be to add support for ossv4?
> best regards

As OSS is backwards compatible, the FreeBSD code should just work with
OSSv4.  Maybe the location of the headers may need tweaks. Did you try
to build it with the --disable-alsa --enable-oss options?

> Hyperbola - Todo: sndio migration
> As sndio follows the same goals as our packaging guidelines in stability and
> security concerns, we have decided to remove PulseAudio and use sndio as our
> default provider of sound server.

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