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Old 10-25-2003, 03:01 AM   #1
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sound prob i8x0


i got another problem. here it is..

X informational - artsmessage (this is the title)
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.

i got this error after installing the latest alsa sound driver, lib and utils. i followed the install instructions from their website. after reboot i got the error message above. now when i open up my sound mixer it is just a blank window.

i checked my /dev/dsp and it is where it supposed to be. like this..

crw------- 1 root root 14, 3 Aug 31 2002 /dev/dsp

what give?

prior to this, my linux dont have sound. but if i open the soundcard detection utility under kde, where it has the "play test sound" button, i was able to hear the test sound.. but i dont hear any sound when i play mp3s on xmms. even with my mixer volume setting on full.

my soundcard detected as 82801BA/BAM AC'97.
alsa driver, lib & utis version 0.9.8.

please help.
Old 10-25-2003, 06:35 AM   #2
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Have no idea but it's always useful to do:
cat largefile > /dev/dsp
when a loud hiss should be heard, when messing with sound.

Might try changing the permissions of /dev/dsp. Try running sndconfig, it's a Redhat program. Try things as root.

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