I have a problem which is showing up through an error message on the opening screen of my KDE.
It is an arts message (Informational)
Error while initializing the sound server
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such Device)
Sound server will continue using the null o/p device.
my first stop was /dev/dsp of course.
Here i have found the following -
all of the above when opened with a text editor contain nothing at all. They all have the chardevice icon although /dev/dsp is slightly different because it has a shortcut icon or an arrow in the bottom left of the icon too. When I look at the message whilst poised on the /dev/dsp it shows me there is a link dsp->dsp0
This is as far as I have got really. I have messed about with the kde control panel part of the desktop but in the sounds config part I just get the same message about the initialization I am using the driver emu10k1-v0.20a which is definately the correct one because I have had it working on the first install with this.
Thanks for your help!