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Old 02-13-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
sanfran49
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Getting error message /dev/dsp can't be opened in KDE


I am running Debian 2.2.20 with KDE as my default Windows manager. Everything is working fine except I get an error message once KDE opens. The error message is :

Error while initilizing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened ( No such device )

The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

The thing is that I have gone to the \dev directory and the dsp device does exist.

I have no idea of what to do at this point.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The following link will tell you everything about my system :


http://cs.ccny.cuny.edu/~weber/linux/smartstep.html


Thank You,

Tony
 
Old 02-13-2004, 08:59 PM   #2
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check whether other program is using the /dev/dsp by using /sbin/fuser /dev/dsp. If there any it will split out the PID of the program/s. You must kill the PID before you can use the dsp. kill -9 <PID> . You might need to be root
 
Old 02-14-2004, 12:26 PM   #3
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When I type /sbin/fuser :
I get the following error message.

-su: cd: /sbin/fuser: No such file or directory

Tony
 
  


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