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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.
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?
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