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Old 02-09-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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sound configuration


I need some help geting my sound working. I have slack 9.1 with the default kernal.
When I login to x with kde i get

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

What steps do i need to go about to get my sound working.
Note. The sound has not work in slackware from day 1
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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are you using alsa if so try alsaconf as root
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:05 PM   #3
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I ran that and it can not find any thing , note i have onboard sound.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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what the name of the onboard sound card
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:25 PM   #5
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Have you tried

chmod 777 /dev/dsp*

as root? It worked for me in slack 9.0

HTH

Sam
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:55 PM   #6
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are there any good articles on this because i am lost.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 03:02 PM   #7
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This worked for me!

Here is my senario for future reference:

I had my linux box in a 200 mhz compaq deskpro (128 mb sdram, 40. gig hd)
I recently was given a 333 mhz gateway. I swapped out its dinky 7 gb drive and upped the ram to 320 mb. I threw in my cheapo 3com network card from the compaq and the dvd drive. I booted it up into slackware, logged into my vnc server, and did the config command. I now have mp3s playing directly into my stereo from the Soundblaster Live I had installed

Now I just need a really long looping playlist.
 
  


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