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Old 12-14-2003, 10:09 AM   #1
IamSoConfused
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Made changes and now no sound


Very new to Linux and I feel lost and confused. I was trying to correct one sound problem and now I have no sound at all. What I did was:

ln -sf /dev/sound/dsp /dev/dsp1
ln -sf /dev/sound/dsp1 /dev/dsp

Question is, how do I undo this?

Using Slackware 9.1 and Fluxbox.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 09:31 PM   #2
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try doing a chmod 666 /dev/dsp* I'm not sure if that will help. Tell me if it does, if not I'll look into it.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 05:56 AM   #3
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Don't personally know what the f means in -sf, but take it you have created symbolic links named '/dev/dsp1' and '/dev/dsp'. If so, why not simply destroy them?

Look to see if the symbolic links exist using the ls command. They might show in a light blue colour. Remove them with:
rm /dev/dsp1 /dev/dsp

I'd be a bit nervous about following this advice; deleting devices seems slightly scary.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 07:11 AM   #4
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Tried chmod 666 /dev/dsp*, still no sound.

Now that I have deleted dsp and dsp1, how to I go about re-installing them so I can get my sound back?

BTW: Thanks for the help.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 01:42 PM   #5
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YOur sound should have come back if the theory was correct.

Try running 'soundconfig' of is it sndconfig or something; it usually works perfectly for me.
 
  


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