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 :
In addition I have a netgear MA 401 802.11 Wireless network card. Now I have read some doucumentation on this
and based on the information from this website:
I have to :
In the rare cases where your kernel isn't compiled with Wireless Extensions (/proc/net/wireless non-existent), you need to recompile it with Wireless Extensions (CONFIG_NET_RADIO enabled).
Now I have attempted to download later kernel versions from www.kernel.org
them, however; each time I have had problems with the system not finding my
network card, sound doesn't work, or I could not get it to boot at all.
I have read tons of documentation and while I am getting really good at understanding
kernel commands, and the basic understanding of how the kernels use specific modules
In the end I just cannot seem to get it to work. I am highly motivated, and have
breached the linux/windows barrier. ( You know the one I'm talking about ) I am ready, able
and willing to get this down. I just need a little help. Any help would be appreciated.
Anyhow, Here is what I want to do:
Without having to install a new kernel, or upgrade to a newer kernel. I would like
to enable support for my Wireless NIC mentioned above, and fix my sound device in KDE, without
taking down my network connection.
Can someone show me documentation on the best way to enable these in my kernel without
screwing everything else up.
Thank you for the help and Linux Rules!!!