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Old 07-12-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
lugoteehalt
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/dev/dsp says file don't exist - but it does?


Probably missing something obvious but the following has me mystified. Why does dsp say something doesn't exist when it obviously does?
Code:
lugo@debian:/usr/bin$ esd
/dev/dsp: No such file or directory
lugo@debian:/usr/bin$ whereis esd
esd: /usr/bin/esd /usr/X11R6/bin/esd /usr/bin/X11/esd /usr/share/man/man1/esd.1.gz
lugo@debian:/usr/bin$ ls -l /usr/bin/esd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 43116 2006-01-13 08:35 /usr/bin/esd
lugo@debian:/usr/bin$ su
Password: 
debian:/usr/bin# /usr/bin/esd
/dev/dsp: No such file or directory
debian:/usr/bin# .//usr/bin/esd
bash: .//usr/bin/esd: No such file or directory
debian:/usr/bin# esd
/dev/dsp: No such file or directory
debian:/usr/bin# ./esd
/dev/dsp: No such file or directory

debian:~# stat /usr/bin/esd
  File: `/usr/bin/esd'
  Size: 43116           Blocks: 88         IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 303h/771d       Inode: 31555       Links: 1
Access: (0755/-rwxr-xr-x)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2007-07-12 13:01:56.000000000 +0100
Modify: 2006-01-13 08:35:08.000000000 +0000
Change: 2007-07-12 12:03:41.000000000 +0100

Last edited by lugoteehalt; 07-12-2007 at 10:53 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 11:10 AM   #2
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What do you get from 'ls -l /dev/dsp'?
 
Old 07-12-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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Code:
debian:/usr/bin# /usr/bin/esd
/dev/dsp: No such file or directory
What you have done here is run a command called esd (as root)
I do not know what esd is as I do not have it, but it is esd that is complaining and it is saying "/dev/dsp: No such file or directory"
So, do you have the (device) file /dev/dsp ?
 
Old 07-13-2007, 01:09 PM   #4
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Yes, thanks, you're both right.

In my own defence I did say I was probably missing something obvious. There was no /dev/dsp. Fixed it by installing alsa. esd is the Enlightenment sound daemon.
 
  


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