oss-compat - Open Sound System (OSS) compatibility package

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name oss-compat
Package version 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 53 B
Download size 4.39 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package ensures that Open Sound System support is provided in
some way. On Linux, it enables the ALSA compatibility modules. On
other kernels where OSS is the default interface, no action is
The purpose of this package is for applications that only support OSS
to depend on it, hence preventing common "/dev/dsp not found" errors
that would confuse unexperienced users.


Package Version Architecture Repository
oss-compat_1_all.deb 1 all Ubuntu Universe
oss-compat - - -


Name Value
hurd -
kmod -
module-init-tools -


Type URL
Binary Package oss-compat_1_all.deb
Source Package oss-compat

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install oss-compat deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install oss-compat



See Also

Package Description
oss-preserve_1.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb Program to save/restore OSS mixer settings
oss4-base_4.2-build2005-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb Open Sound System - base package
oss4-dev_4.2-build2005-2ubuntu1_all.deb Open Sound System - development files
oss4-dkms_4.2-build2005-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb Open Sound System - DKMS module sources
oss4-gtk_4.2-build2005-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb Open Sound System - simple GTK2-based mixer control
oss4-source_4.2-build2005-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb Open Sound System - drivers sources
ossim-core_1.7.21-3ubuntu2_amd64.deb The OSSIM core utilities
otags_3.09.3.3-1build1_amd64.deb tool for building TAGS files from OCaml sources
otcl-shells_1.14+dfsg-2_amd64.deb OTcl shells
otf-freefont_20100919-1_all.deb Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono OpenType fonts
otf-ipaexfont-gothic_00103-8_all.deb transitional dummy package
otf-ipaexfont-mincho_00103-8_all.deb transitional dummy package
otf-ipaexfont_00103-8_all.deb transitional dummy package
otf-ipafont-gothic_00303-5_all.deb transitional dummy package
otf-ipafont-mincho_00303-5_all.deb transitional dummy package