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Old 08-12-2003, 02:13 PM   #1
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Sound Server Problems


The soundserver said I didn't have access privileges under my user to run it, so I went through an old post on linuxquestions.org which had me do the following:

# chown :audio /dev/dsp

and then

# adduser <your unprivileged username> audio


I did that and it said it accepted the user, but now when I restart,
it gives me this error message:

device /dev/dsp can't be opened, no such device

I'm not really sure as to how to fix this, can anyone help?
 
Old 08-12-2003, 08:58 PM   #2
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Not sure how helpful this is, but mine looks like:
Code:
$ ls -l /dev/dsp
crw-rw----    1 root     audio     14,   3 Mar 14  2002 /dev/dsp
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:20 PM   #3
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Mine says the exact same, so I'm not sure what to do...
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:01 PM   #4
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Did you set up the loading of your sound-related modules with modconf?

I'd originally set up my sound by-hand using instructions found on the net. Then later, I wanted to try out modconf so I:
  • removed the /etc/modutils/sound file I'd created,
  • removed what I'd added to /etc/modules,
  • re-ran ...erm.. I think it was update-modules (?),
  • rmmod'ed whatever sound-related modules were installed, and
  • ran modconf

and it worked fine that way too. [shrug]

Last edited by johnMG; 08-13-2003 at 12:03 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 07:49 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I tried running modconf and I couldn't find any sound drivers to add to the kernal though.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:29 AM   #6
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Right. The point of my suggestion was, maybe you initially configured your sound by-hand -- if you undo those changes you originally made, and then let modconf redo it for you, you might get something different in the end.
 
  


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