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Old 12-18-2008, 03:32 AM   #1
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/dev/dsp does not exist


Recently I noticed I haven't got any sound in Unreal Tournament 2004 anymore.

Having a look at the error message durinh start of the game, it tells me there is no /dev/dsp .

It is right, the file is not existing so I created a link from /dev/dsp1 and after that I had sound again.

But I don't think this is the correct way, anyway the link is gone after every reboot.

I could add a line to rc.local, but I think something like that should be done by udev?
But how?

Hope someone can help, thanks in advance!
 
Old 12-18-2008, 03:44 AM   #2
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does /dev/dsp0 exist?

ps. have a quick look at /etc/udev/rules.d/40-alsa.rules

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:46 AM   #3
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No, only /dev/dsp1

But as far as I know all modules are loaded. I'm not at home at the moment, so I can't have a look right now. I'll post the output of lsmod later.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 03:54 AM   #4
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What is your Slackware version?

You can also check that /etc/rc.d/rc.alsa is executable.

Also check which group your user belongs to:

Code:
less /etc/group | grep "user"
replace "user" with your user name.

Your user should be in group "audio"
 
Old 12-18-2008, 12:41 PM   #5
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My Version is current from beginning of december, using slackware kernel 2.6.27.7 generic recompiled for 64 GB Ram support.

rc.alsa is executable
user is in audio

@ Tuttle: This file is not there, but only under /lib :

cat /lib/udev/rules.d/40-alsa.rules
# do not edit this file, it will be overwritten on update

KERNEL=="controlC[0-9]*", NAME="snd/%k"
KERNEL=="hwC[D0-9]*", NAME="snd/%k"
KERNEL=="pcmC[D0-9cp]*", NAME="snd/%k"
KERNEL=="midiC[D0-9]*", NAME="snd/%k"
KERNEL=="timer", NAME="snd/%k"
KERNEL=="seq", NAME="snd/%k"
KERNEL=="mixer0", SYMLINK+="mixer"
KERNEL=="dsp0", SYMLINK+="dsp"
KERNEL=="audio0", SYMLINK+="audio"

It worked on Slackware 12.1, so some update to current must have broken it.

Last edited by vbisis; 12-18-2008 at 12:43 PM. Reason: comment
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vbisis View Post
KERNEL=="dsp0", SYMLINK+="dsp"
dev/dsp should have been created as a symlink to /dev/dsp0 but you said only /dev/dsp1 is existing in your system.

It's a bit strange because /dev/dsp0 should have been created as part of package a/devs-2.3.1-noarch-25.tgz

I would suggest to reinstall that package.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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Great! That was the solution! Thanks a lot!

Never even really noticed that this udev - rule was on /dev/dsp0
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:49 PM   #8
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Great! That was the solution! Thanks a lot!

Never even really noticed that this udev - rule was on /dev/dsp0
 
  


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