Couple weeks ago I upgraded my mothers computer from Microsoft XP to Linux Debian Lenny (testing). Everything is working except sound with pogo.com java games. After couple weeks searching for a fix and reading ALSA documention and tinkering around.
the problematic soundcard is
$ lspci ... 00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 70) ...
This is what I ended up with to get the sound to work with the pogo.com java games. First I created the
~/.asoundrc file, and this what I added to the
!defaults.pcm.card 0 defaults.ctl.card 0 defaults.pcm.device 0 defaults.pcm.subdevice -1 defaults.pcm.dmix.device defaults.pcm.device defaults.pcm.dsnoop.device defaults.pcm.device
After saving the file we have to restart ALSA
# /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart
Shutting down ALSA…done.
Setting up ALSA…done.
Note: this fix may not work for everyone.