[BL] Very small console CD player for BL, was Re: BL3 + Sound Blaster
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Fri May 2 13:04:01 EDT 2008
>>>> Now I have good sound quality for audio CDs, except for the fact of
>>>> only the "R" channel. ...
>>> Very odd. Do you use the same speakers every time, and also with
>> Yes I do. The same to speakers and headphones, which I prefer. ...
>Powered ISA sound cards let you choose between the two outputs (or use a
>volume dial). I thought the difference was just in loudness.
>>>> Since 'workbone' is a non-X application the menu becomes visually
>>>> Is there a way of working around it? ( Just for curiousity: This isn't
>>>> important after all ) .
>>> Ctrl-Alt-F2 gets you a full-screen terminal to run it in, white on
>>> I have never used it under X. What does it look like? Maybe you can
>>> design an rxvt (xterm) that looks better.
I think this will work. Can I put 'Ctrl-Alt-F2' in a shell script?
>> As a provisory solution, I've printed that menu and I keep it near the
>> monitor screen.
>I just looked, and in BL2 (with whatever default font I am using), I am
>seeing the wrong characters too.
>"In order to save space, most of the fonts in BL3 have been stripped of
>international characters". (This is the fonts in misc).
I intend to look for Slackware 4.0 fonts as suggested.
I need the international fonts, with accents ( latin america, or
portuguese-br, which allows me having words like " àçêntüádô ", for
>Xvesa has built-in fonts 5x8 and 6x13, and fonts.dir also lists 9x15 11x19
>14x24 r14 and r12
>In BL2, none of these fonts work with workbone. Nor do a bunch of others
>that I tried from the standard set.
>The problem seems to be that in rxvt workbone displays the upper instead
>of lower ascii characters. Capital A with umlaut instead of a horizontal
>mcdp is a console cd player that also includes volume control (unlike
>dcd). 29K bz2. I typed 'make' and a few seconds later had 'mcdp'
>executable. 17K (stripped or not) compiled against glibc 2.2.5. 2K mcdp.1
>I typed 'mcdp' and was told 'no disk e/c' in red, in a regular console or
>an rxvt. Ctrl-C got me a ByeBye.
>The screenshot shows lots of colors against a fancy background (which
>background might be part of someone's wm).
>There is a doc directory with instructions for compiling if
>you want to edit the Makefile and params.h (change keys, colors, etc.)
>Params.h says it is vt100, xterm, linux, xterm-color compatible.
>It needs kernel 2.2 or later, and any libc.
>I am not set up to compile for BL3 (until I learn to cross-compile).
>14K for uclibc-dynamic version.
>I just spent 30 min looking for instructions on how to compile statically
>against uclibc and finally tried the BL archives and found my own
>instructions from compiling nano (someone must have helped with this).
>make CFLAGS="--static". I now have a 32K mcdp-uclibc.
>For any linux.
>Needs glibc 2.2.5 update (SW8.1).
>These include the man page in html format.
>tar -zxvf in /tmp, then copy mcdp* to /usr/local/bin/mcdp
>and mcdp.html to wherever you like (BL3 man directory, /usr/local/share in
>BL2). There is no built in -h or --help.
>> I'll try to edit it somehow and tell you what I've got.
>Is there some simple GUI CD player you would like to use instead?
None in special.
The others I have read aobut run under Gnome, others under KDE.
By now I can say I'm satisfied with the aspect "sound".
I'll be working on it a little more and if I can do something useful then
I'll write back.
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