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Old 06-08-2006, 10:07 PM   #1
maybbach
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Error while initializing the sound driver


I'm trying to get sound working on my laptop, and im getting this error upon logging in:

Code:
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
here's some output from a terminal

Code:
hplaptop:/home/brandon# lsmod | grep snd
snd_seq_oss            34656  0
snd_seq_device          8200  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq_midi_event      7680  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                53872  4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            55080  0
snd_pcm                98728  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc         11752  1 snd_pcm
snd_timer              25732  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_mixer_oss          20096  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd                    57156  8 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss
soundcore              10272  1 snd
hplaptop:/home/brandon#

hplaptop:/home/brandon# lspci | grep audio
0000:00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4370 (rev 02)
hplaptop:/home/brandon#
hplaptop:/home/brandon# ls -ll /lib/modules/2.6.8-2-686/kernel/sound/drivers/
total 76
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2006-06-07 20:18 mpu401
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2006-06-07 20:18 opl3
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2006-06-07 20:18 opl4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 14239 2005-08-16 15:14 snd-dummy.ko
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 13826 2005-08-16 15:14 snd-mtpav.ko
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 19028 2005-08-16 15:14 snd-serial-u16550.ko
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  7356 2005-08-16 15:14 snd-virmidi.ko
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2006-06-07 20:18 vx
hplaptop:/home/brandon#
i installed alsa-oss and libesd-alsa0 w/ apt-get also

thanks for any help

HP Pavillion ze2308wm
Sempron 2800+
ATI chipset
Conexant AC-Link audio (according to windows)
Debian Sarge 2.6.8-2-686
 
Old 06-08-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried running #alsaconf?
 
  


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