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Old 02-16-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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No Sound /dev/dsp Nvidia

Okay so I am running pcLinuxos, I'm a nOOb and found that i really like this distro, however i have no sound. When i start the pc up i recieve this error:
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.
and here is some other info about my soundcard
Vendor: ‎nVidia Corp.

Description: ‎nForce2 Audio Codec Interface


Bus: ‎PCI

Bus PCI #: ‎0

PCI device #: ‎6

PCI function #: ‎0

Vendor ID: ‎4318

Device ID: ‎106

Sub vendor ID: ‎5385

Sub device ID: ‎36941

Module: ‎snd-intel8x0

Alternative drivers: ‎ali5455, i810_audio, nvaudio
Please let me know what to do. I have tried a lot. I really love this distro, but i want to have sound. What can I do? Any ideas? Is this an alsa problem? Can i download drivers for this? Please help me! Thank you! -Rory
Old 02-17-2006, 08:33 AM   #2
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so what's the output of 'lsmod'?

and i presume you've run 'alsaconf' to set your card up. what's your kernel version??

this sounds device should work fine. i dont know pclinux os though.

it might be a case of finding what the device name is in /dev and linking it do /dev/dsp.
Old 02-18-2006, 12:33 AM   #3
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well i became tired of trying to edit everything to try to get it to work. I found there were more problems than just lack of sound. So I'm back to suse and it's working great. I think i'll just stick with that


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