My Slackware 8.1 install didn't recognize my motherboard's (ASUS A7M266) onboard sound. I downloaded the C-Media audio driver from ASUS
and followed the install instructions, which paralleled several steps in this kernel compiling howto
- so I did that too. The C-Media README gives these instructions for enabling sound:
Slackware 4.0 (a little dated, I know) Add the 'modprobe cmpci' command in your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file.so you can start the driver automatically each time booting.
Sound now works in KDE if I log in as root; if I log in as myself, a dialog opens up that says:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)
I've seen this error all over the forums, but I haven't figured out how to resolve it when root login works and regular user login doesn't. The /etc/rc.d/rc.modules is executable by all users. Please let me know if more specific information would help, and thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.