- To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.NET
- Subject: [mg517] Re: [mg506] SOUND!
- From: Leigh Smith <Leigh.Smith at UC.Edu>
- Date: Tue, 07 Mar 1995 09:37:46 -0500 (EST)
> I have an analogous trouble as Haiduke Sarafian. I have got a 486DXII 66MHz, > 12M RAM, 540M winchester, CD drive, sound blaster, etc, etc... My Mathematica > version is 2.2.1 for Windows (I use Windows 3.11 for workgroups). I cannot > use the sound capabilities of Mathematica. When I get it start up, I > receive the message that it was not able to find the file SNDBLST.DLL. From > where would I have to obtain this file, and where I have to put it? Is it > a Mathematica, Windows or Soun Blaster's file? I could be wrong about this, but I believe that versions before v. 2.2.2 (the one which uses mathlink) the sound capabilities would only work with a true sound blaster card and used a separate dll to drive it. Essentially v. 2.2.1 bypasses the multimedia capabilities of Windows. Versions 2.2.2 and 2.2.3 seem to work fine. I have an orchid 32 bit wave soundcard. I would recommend upgrading to v. 2.2.3 as soon as possible. It is a lot less buggy, and faster as well. Regarding the OS/2 version, I have not used it myself, but I believe that presently only the kernel is available. They have not yet finished the drivers to enable you to use the windows version of the notebook front end to hook into the OS/2 kernel. Another possibility is to use v.2.2.3 as a32 bit app under Windows NT, but you would need at least 32 MB dram. Hope this helps. ---Leigh Leigh M. Smith leigh.smith at uc.edu Department of Physics University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 45221-0011