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Posts: 116
Registered: ‎10-31-2012
My Device: BB10 Dev Alpha B
My Carrier: -

ALUT errors with Gold SDK

With the new Gold SDK and updated Dev Alpha, the sound library seems to have become unstable.


This call:

// Initialize the ALUT.
if (alutInit(NULL, NULL) == false) {


reports this message. And not that's not a copy/paste eror, that really is the device id that it returns.


AL lib: open_pcm_device: Could not find the device ¸ë(¼K


Not every call to init fails. It seems more common when the device has to be woken up with a swipe.


This has only started since I updated to Gold. It was fine on Beta 3 and Beta 4.


Is anyone else getting this?


Posts: 30
Registered: ‎03-03-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Blackberry

Re: ALUT errors with Gold SDK

I get very similar. It's also very unpredicable.


When the audio device fails I get:


AL lib: open_pcm_device: Could not find the device t–C <<<<<< Again no typo.


This is output from:




When it suceeeds it still generates a "write over preivously free'd memory" error with the Memory diganostic tool enabled.


The is with a standard Dev Alpha device. I have 4 apps due for release with this in, so a timely fix would be appreciated.





Steven Haggerty,
Rubicon Development ( http://www.rubicondev.com/ )