alut-20051024 is now built from package with openal-20051024. This distfile has several typo-like bugs (for example, check alut/src/alutInit.c, function
alutInitWithoutContext, first if), so should be replaced - possibly with this:
..as a result of this bug, gentoo now still hasn't working and up-to-date alut
I think the best solution is to finally add media-libs/openal-1.0.1 and media-libs/alut-1.0.1 with corresponding debugged sources from www.openal.org.
New ebuilds should remain masked - see bug #123403
this is the same problem (bug #94940):
> There is no sound coming out of openal games
> like flightgear or x-plane. After many tries,
> I decided to make a cvs build of openal and it worked.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122965 ***