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Old 12-25-2002, 01:15 AM   #1
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No sound > device /dev/dsp can't be opened

Please help. I am a newbie and I am having issue with sound. I am using RH 8.0 and Sound Blaster Live value card. My motherboard A7A266 Alimagik . I have read other posts but it still does not work. Please be gentle, and if you can walk me though steps to get my sound working.

Here is the message I see:

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
Also, let me know what additional info you may need. Thankx.
Old 12-25-2002, 07:36 PM   #2
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Make sure that the module for your sound card is loaded, the permissions on /dev/dsp are set so users can access it and that the volume is not muted. You will find many threads with detailed instructions if you do a search of the forum for "sound".


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