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Old 07-25-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
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Sound device not working

So when i boot into X i get this message

Sound server informational message
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)
the sound server will continue using the null output device

I reinstalled ALSA, which worked just fine to get sound enabled on slackware 9.1. The Control Center recognizes that i have a sound card present and what it is. I also installed a soundblaster card that i had laying around and the appropriate drivers for that still to no avail.

I've read elsewhere that disabling arts might help, but I've no idea how to do that.

OS: Slackware 10.0
Mobo: ASUS a7n266-vm
Proc: XP 2600+
RAM: 512 MB @ PC2700
Old 07-25-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
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So does /dev/dsp exist and what are the permissions that are set on it? If the permissions are 660 you can either add yourself to the audio group or change the permissions to 666.

chmod 666 /dev/dsp

If it doesn't exist, create it with

mknod -m 666 /dev/dsp c 14 3

you may also need to make /dev/mixer

mknod -m 666 /dev/mixer c 14 0
Old 07-25-2004, 05:05 PM   #3
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permissions and groups were fine, both devices already exist.


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