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Old 08-16-2004, 01:24 PM   #1
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Couldn't open mixer device /dev/sound/mixer

When I start up Mandrake 10.0 I get this message SOMETIMES. Not every time though and the sound doesn't work when this comes up.

Couldn't open mixer device /dev/sound/mixer

Does anybody know what I can do to fix it?
Old 08-16-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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Try to locate the app accessing the mixer and replace the config line with
Old 08-16-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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I'm a newb. Could you explain how to do that?
Old 09-08-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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i got the same problem when i installed gstremer dv (i dont remember the exacte name) and when i desintalled it every thing is ok
Old 09-22-2004, 09:39 AM   #5
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That mean, showhow your sound-mixer-oss doesn't load properly.
try to do this:

modprobe snd-mixer-oss

it make the error message go away


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