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Old 12-16-2003, 04:09 PM   #1
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/dev/dsp no longer busy /no sound


Using " fuser " i get a reply concerning /dev/dsp being busy.

artsd was responsible for that.

But i have tried to get some sound out , and nothing !!

Any idea ???

I have tried so far to change jack's plug but cannot see why the sound is missing.

Everything is ok, i have no strange messages at start up.

Sound is from ( or should be ) MSI mainboard onboard sound ship ( ac97 - VIA8233A ).

Alsa is ok and i change module from via8233 to via82xx, as via8233 was not available.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 04:31 PM   #2
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alsamixer settings?

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Old 12-16-2003, 04:38 PM   #3
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i don't know if it can be...
but i had problems with non-root users that i had no access to /dev/dsp..

so i advice chmod 777 /dev/dsp as non root

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Old 12-16-2003, 09:04 PM   #4
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If you are root and there's no sound you might wanna try upping the volume in the mixer. Seems to be the biggest sound stopper. Alsamixer's good (although I like aumix - nice in terminal as well as the GUI). Be sure the main and PCM aren't muted. If its a not root thing, you can chmod as said, or, as I have found useful, to add yourself to the group audio. adduser whoeveryouare audio
Log out and back in. You should have sound.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:59 PM   #5
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i have this same problem but it is due to different apps trying to use the oss driver. any ideas on how to make the driver accessable by many apps?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 10:08 PM   #6
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alsa is supposed to solve that. It seems to be the case with my Mandy 9.1 install. I seem to be able to use more apps that have sounds at once than ever before. Perhaps the SB Live! card I got helped a bit too. Dunno. I'm still learning (after all, I ain't dead yet.lol)
 
Old 12-17-2003, 02:24 AM   #7
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Thanks to all for all those replies!!

I gonna try as soon as i can 8-)

Just another question : how can i look at alsamixer settings ?

aumix and alsa are both used and seems to be ok ?

( i use "aumix -q" for aumix, can i use the same command for alsa ? )
 
Old 12-18-2003, 03:48 PM   #8
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yeah... i could make my alsa driver detect my card if anyone would bother replying to my thread in hardware and give me some help. then i would not have the issues i have with oss, including the multiple apps that use sound issue.

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