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Old 06-30-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
zhynn
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change default audio device (debian woody)


After installing Debian, i have discovered that the audio device lives in /dev/audio and nigh every app is looking for it in /dev/dsp. how do i change this? or rather, how do i make this better?

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Old 07-01-2003, 06:56 AM   #2
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There's no need to change this, Linux supports audio output both through /dev/audio and /dev/dsp. The only difference between them are the default settings of these devices, which every audio app will change to its needs. It only matters if you cat a file to the device for testing purposes. So if /dev/audio works, /dev/dsp does, too.
 
Old 07-04-2003, 01:07 PM   #3
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Solved, but not the way i expected

That was not entirely the case. cat'ing to /dev/audio was successful, but not to /dev/dsp. i explained the problem to a friend and he advised me to delete /dev/dsp and replace it with a sym link to /dev/audio. i did that and now everything works fine. will this fix cause more problems than it solves?

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zhynn
 
Old 07-04-2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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Don't know. catting to /dev/dsp does not work, you are expected to set some parameters via ioctl() first. Every audio app does that, so that is fine.
I suggest you remove the symlink, cd into /dev and run
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MAKEDEV audio
 
  


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