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Old 03-27-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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How to change character device file name?

I have two sound cards on my system. (A and B)
after compiling a kernel i found my card B under /dev/dsp
and card A under /dev/dsp1
most programs use /dev/dsp by default
But i preffer to use my A sound card and i have to tell every program to use alternate device.
How could i exchange my card devices?

P.S. I am using devfs
Old 03-28-2004, 06:29 AM   #2
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change where they point most nodes(if not all) in the root /dev directory are links to other nodes which are in seperate directories.
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 9 Mar 26 16:05 /dev/dsp -> /dev/sound/dsp

So you can either change where they point to, or simply rename them to each other.
Old 03-28-2004, 08:12 AM   #3
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Already tryed this.
But i think, it is a rude way to solve the problem.
Some programs (like xmms) show the names of sound cards. And with this solution, when i want to play through card A, i have to choose card B.


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