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Old 12-30-2004, 12:18 AM   #1
kidicarus
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firefox lost sound after installing alsa


After I upgraded my kernel and decided to use alsa for sound, firefox stopped working. I got the sound to work on software that supports alsa 1.0 (like mplayer) but firefox will always says:
$ /usr/local/firefox/firefox
/dev/dsp: No such device

Should I create a symbolic link from somehwere to that device or should I do something else? I really don't know what i should do there. Is there a plugin?
 
Old 12-30-2004, 02:48 AM   #2
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Can't you configure in alsa to make a link with /dev/dsp?
Incase there are programs that want to use /dev/dsp it would be possible

Btw, I searched a little bit on google, maybe this helps?
http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/view/708

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Old 12-30-2004, 02:58 AM   #3
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just install the alsa-oss package and recompile the drivers with --enable-oss.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 09:48 PM   #4
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Can't you configure in alsa to make a link with /dev/dsp?
Incase there are programs that want to use /dev/dsp it would be possible
I'm not really sure.

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Btw, I searched a little bit on google, maybe this helps?
http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/view/708
That tells you how to "share" the audio device between two apps; something I needed previously, but now I can't even get it to work. Looks like I'll have to do the oss emulation stuff.

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just install the alsa-oss package and recompile the drivers with --enable-oss.

The drivers came with the kernel, that means I'll have to recompile it. I'll decide later if it's work the risk
 
  


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