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Old 10-04-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
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audio device fails to open on arch linux, even after alsa config

i've been having trouble setting up sound under arch linux. i know my sound device will work under linux, because i've had it working under many other distros.

i followed these directions in the arch wiki word-for-word:

under slackware, a simple "alsaconf" worked for me. arch was sort of promising when i got weird feedback from the speakers by boosting mic volume in alsamixer. but still no sound anywhere - xmms fails to open an audio device, other programs don't work, even though i see alsa start up successfully at boot, and i know it's running.

i have integrated CMedia 9739A audio. i'm using the "snd-via82xx" sound module because it worked under slack.

edit: by the way, i get the same errors when logged in as root, so it has nothing to do with allowing regular user access to the sound device.

also, it seems to be looking for /dev/dsp, which doesn't exist. am i supposed to point it to the correct location? and if yes, how?

Last edited by sether; 10-04-2004 at 05:48 PM.
Old 10-07-2004, 12:43 AM   #2
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wow, more than 2 days passed with no responses.

anyways, i got the solution finally from the people on the arch linux forums. if anyone needs the solution:


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