i got another problem. here it is..
X informational - artsmessage
(this is the title)
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
i got this error after installing the latest alsa sound driver, lib and utils. i followed the install instructions from their website. after reboot i got the error message above. now when i open up my sound mixer it is just a blank window.
i checked my /dev/dsp and it is where it supposed to be. like this..
crw------- 1 root root 14, 3 Aug 31 2002 /dev/dsp
prior to this, my linux dont have sound. but if i open the soundcard detection utility under kde, where it has the "play test sound" button, i was able to hear the test sound.. but i dont hear any sound when i play mp3s on xmms. even with my mixer volume setting on full.
my soundcard detected as 82801BA/BAM AC'97.
alsa driver, lib & utis version 0.9.8.