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Old 10-06-2003, 02:40 PM   #1
Wumpa Tenshi
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Exclamation Sound Support


Hello, I'm running an older Toshiba Laptop (440CDX), and for some reason it won't play .wav files. The interesting thing is that I CAN play CD music at both prompt and in KDE. I get an error when booting into KDE that mumbles about my sound. It says:

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Sound server informational message:

Error while initializing the sound driver:

device /dev/dsp can't be opened (Operation not supported by device)

The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
I'm running FreeBSD 5.1 with KDE 3.0. Win"blows" was running a "Yamaha OPL3-SAx WDM Driver" so I assume that's what I need, but I don't know how to figure out what's wrong with it, etc.

Can anyone help me get my sound working better/properly?

Tenshi

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Old 10-07-2003, 05:06 PM   #2
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Change the permissions of /dev/dsp to rw-rw-rw... like:

chmod 666 /dev/dsp*
 
Old 10-08-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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I tried

# chmod 666 /dev/dsp*

that didn't seem to work...I'm still getting the same error when I boot KDE.

any other ideas?

Tenshi
 
Old 10-08-2003, 08:35 PM   #4
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Does /dev/dsp exist?

Does /dev/dsp link to your sound device?

*shrug* Still learning BSD.. and Sound
 
Old 10-08-2003, 10:52 PM   #5
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Disable or configure less time for autosuspend for sound server.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 10:56 PM   #6
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You may also to load module for the sound card adding in /boot/loader.conf snd_load="Yes".
 
Old 10-09-2003, 05:16 PM   #7
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Code:
# ls -l dsp*
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 30, 3 Oct 9 13:16 dsp0.0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 30, 0x00010003 Oct 9 13:16 dsp 0.1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 30, 5 Oct 9 13:16 dspW0.0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 30, 0x00010005 Oct 9 13:16 dspW0.1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 30, 11 Oct 9 13:16 dspr0.0
I assume that means that I have a dsp right?? I don't know what you're talking about dan, can you elaborate?

Tenshi

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Old 10-09-2003, 07:38 PM   #8
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Hrmmm....

I hate that I know the Linux solution to this one, not the FreeBSD one.

The: Yamaha OPL3-SAx WDM Driver

from windows means that this kid is probably an old Vibra16 ISA chipset, which means that loading full driver support for the thing may be a headache, with the *BSDs I've always had PCI gear, so its just auto-loaded for me... annoying huh?

What's the "dmesg" output around the sound card?

Also, the KDE message is just the KDE sound server, the aRts daemon, freaking out. I have a lot of issues with that thing, but I hate system sounds anyway. It shouldn't have anything to do with the .wav problem though, that's on the application side, what's the app that horks?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-18-2004, 09:36 AM   #9
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Old Yamaha sound card

Sorry to dredge this Yamaha OPL3-SAx thing up again. I'm new to Linux and to this forum. Thanks for offering it up.

I'm in the process of becoming a Windows-to-Linux migrant. I haven't done anything yet, except to begin mapping out a switch strategy. It looked like I'd have a sound problem, judging from this thread.

But Finegan said he knew the Linux solution. Do you still know it, Finegan?

Any suggestions, much appreciated.


Ribbity



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Hrmmm....

I hate that I know the Linux solution to this one, not the FreeBSD one.

The: Yamaha OPL3-SAx WDM Driver

from windows means that this kid is probably an old Vibra16 ISA chipset, which means that loading full driver support for the thing may be a headache, with the *BSDs I've always had PCI gear, so its just auto-loaded for me... annoying huh?

What's the "dmesg" output around the sound card?

Also, the KDE message is just the KDE sound server, the aRts daemon, freaking out. I have a lot of issues with that thing, but I hate system sounds anyway. It shouldn't have anything to do with the .wav problem though, that's on the application side, what's the app that horks?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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