Hope you can help me out here. I have installed mandrake8.2 on my laptop. With the original install sound worked fine ( i think with alsa), but my usb mouse would not work. So I had to apply a patch and recompile the kernel. I used all the original kernel configuration file so that nothing changes. But now there is no sound. When I try to change anything in the kde control center -> sound server settings and apply the changes I'm prompted to restart the sound server. When I say yes I get a number of messages. I have listed them below
device: /dev/dsp can't be opened (invalid argument) Sound server will continue, using the null output device
can't set real-time scheduling priority. You need to run artswrapper as root or setuid root.
Sound server suspended.
PS: on my m/c dev/dsp is actually a symbolic link to /dev/sound/dsp.
I think the sound card I have is i810_audio (intel chipset)
I have no idea about what is happening. I've tried everyting I can with my limited knowledge and nothing works. I have searched this forum for similar problems and none of the solutions works. I'm quite stumped. Please help me.