[rescue] Cycle 5 Board Upgrades, Found Reseller

Michael S. Schiller rescue at sunhelp.org
Sat Jun 23 01:10:55 CDT 2001

Well, if mpg123 can't handle the 8 bit audio, anyone have any suggestions for a
program to play mp3's on a cycle-5?


Mike Nicewonger wrote:

> I suspect the audio hardware is the same as the SS2 which would mean 8 bit
> which I am sure would upset mpg123
> Mike N
> On Sat, 23 Jun 2001, you wrote:
> > While on the topic of the Cycle-5 I have a quick question:
> >
> > I have (or rather a friend of mine has) a Cycle-5/170 that we installed Sol8
> > on. It works great with one small problem. We can't seem to get the audio
> > working. mpg123 complains about /dev/audio and no sound comes from the machine.
> > We assumed that perhaps the Cycle just didn't have the audio hardware, and left
> > it at that. Then one day my friend was surfing the web with netscape, and went
> > to a site that had audio, and he nearly jumped out of his seat when music
> > started coming out of the cycle! Judging by the audio connector on the machine
> > (similar to that on some of the sun4c machines) does that mean that it doesn't
> > have the same audio as most sun4m machines? If not, how do we get it to work
> > with programs like mpg123? Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > Oh, and one other question: I have a similar machine. but it appears to be
> > dead. the led never comes on, and nothing else happens. What would be a good
> > place to start looking for problems? I've replaced the ram in the machine
> > thinking maybe it was bad, but that didn't seem to do anything. Again, any help
> > would be appreciated.
> >
> > -Mike
> >


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