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Old 04-09-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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sound problem

After installing video drivers. My sound broke and I get this error:
// Error Message start
Sound Server information 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.

// Error Message end

I ched dsp and it's located in the dev folder.

Thanks for your help.
Old 04-10-2005, 08:26 AM   #2
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i had the same problem when i installed sound drivers from nvidia, did u install the driver as one of the default or frmo a company(such as nvidia)

what you can try doing is control panel, >> sound multimedia >> sound system

try the diffrent sond servers
Old 04-10-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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I am using mandrake and there is no sound setting except under KDE. I got there and change things around but it still will not function. ALso, my connection is broken everytime I start my computer. This also happened after nvidia drivers. Thanks
Old 04-10-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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You may use ALSA instead of OSS sound drivers. You can find an explanation in the following link.

This link is for sound cards with Aztec chipset. But the steps are the same for other chipsets I guess.

Hope this helps


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