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Old 04-25-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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Weird sound problems on KDE


Hello. I've actually seen this error reported by many people before, but I couldn't find the solution here.
After telling arts that I use ALSA, it tells me that the device can't be opened for playback. /dev/dsp /dev/mixer are chmod 666. I added myself to the sys group and the audio group. And of course, I loaded my alsa module on startup. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-25-2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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I got around a similar /dev/dsp does not exist problem by running alsaconf, part of the alsa-utils package in Mandrake.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 01:52 PM   #3
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I got around a similar /dev/dsp does not exist problem by running alsaconf, part of the alsa-utils package in Mandrake.
How do you use alsaconf?
 
Old 09-04-2007, 03:41 PM   #4
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How do you use alsaconf?
It's been a long time, I don't remember what I was talking about, many things have changed, since then. I imagine I thought alsaconf did something to create/enable /dev/dsp.

To run it, type alsaconf at the root prompt in a console and press Return. It is a configurator wizard run in console and, perhaps, will be self-explanatory. I am not particularly familiar with it. Presently, in Mandriva 2007.1, it is in the alsaconf package.

It might be a good idea to look at the man page:

man alsaconf
 
  


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