can't create /dev/dsp
I have the following motherboard
Form Factor: Micro ATX
CPU Socket/Slot Type: Socket A (472 pin)
Chipset: nForce 2
RAM Type: (Various) DDR PC2700 DIMM
Number of RAM Slots: 2
Total RAM Capacity: 2048 MB
RAM Stick Size Limit: 1024 MB
Front Side Bus Speed: 200/266/333 MHz
ISA Slots: 0
PCI Slots: 3 (Version 2.3)
AGP Slots: 1
Onboard Video: nVidia GeForce 4 MX (Integrated) AGP
Onboard Audio: RealTek ALC650 (AC 97 2.2)
I am running mandrake 10
everything worked right out of the box except for the sound. And it is really frustrating. I recently migrated from FC1 because I thought that a 2.6.x kernel might solve my sound problems... but it didn't.
Essentially it looks like mandrake has installed all the correct alsa drivers, modules, and that everything has been detected correctly, but I get a message that the /dev/dsp can't be found, and in fact it does not exist. I tried making the device myself, but that didn't do anything.
Looking at the logs from when my system starts up i get a strange message about IRQ 0... can't remember exactly what it said (i'm not at my computer now) I'll post that later. Meanwhile any suggestions would be really appreciated.