[fpc-pascal] simple sound implementation

Marc Santhoff M.Santhoff at t-online.de
Sun Sep 2 11:13:24 CEST 2007

Am Sonntag, den 02.09.2007, 10:32 +0200 schrieb Daniël Mantione:
> Op Sun, 2 Sep 2007, schreef Jonas Maebe:
> > 
> > On 02 Sep 2007, at 07:58, Marc Santhoff wrote:
> > 
> > > FreeBSD has a simple speaker-device and is able to use it for simple
> > > freqency and duration sounds via ioctl as well as playing musical notes
> > > a simple acsii-notation. Maybe Linux, MacOS and others have similar
> > > possibilities?
> > 
> > Mac OS X doesn't. Linux doesn't either, afaik (we teach one lab sessions at
> > the university where the goal is to write/complete a similar device driver for
> > Linux).
> You can set the bell frequency using write(#27'10;freq') and the duration 
> using write(#27'10;duration'), where freq is in Hz and duration in 
> milliseconds. Then ctrl+g to ring the bell. It is possible to play music 
> this way.

Hey, I like control sequences for this task!

I understand this as controlling the noise a write(#07) makes, pretty
easy. I'll try it.

Ahem, maybe you know how to control the volume, too?

> Of course, the PC-Speaker is not really high fidelty sound.


No problem here, I only need an acoustic feedback from a program reading
values from a DMM, so the person using it doesn't has to look at the
screen each time. But there have to be at least two or three different

Many thanks,

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