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I'm pretty new to linux. I just installed Slackware 8.1, and every time i startx, i get the message "device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)". but when i look in /dev, i see it there. can anyone please tell me what the problem is?
Distribution: RedHat (RHEL, FC, CentOS), openSuSE, Mac OS X
could be arts starting up with KDE, in which case it may or may not be a problem. If you're using a kernel configured soundcard, then odds are sound still works fine, in which you can just tell kde not to start arts.
Does the sound work, say when you use xmms to output via the oss driver?
and as tomto pointed out, your access permission to /dev/dsp might be the problem.