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Old 07-03-2004, 01:47 AM   #1
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Sound Server

hello everyone

I Just want to know if any of you have had this problem, also need some help with it.

as soon as I startx under Slackware 8.1 there is a message that says:

"sound server informational message
error while initializing the sound server driver
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)
The sound server will continue using the null output device"

then I: ls on /dev/d*
and I found many files called dsp..

so, I dont really know what is the problem. therefore there is no sound.

Thank your for your help.
Old 07-03-2004, 03:23 AM   #2
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First check and see if the OSS or ALSA modules for your sound card are properly loaded.
Old 07-04-2004, 06:48 PM   #3
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thank you for replying

I already checked the sound card and it seems that Slackware dont know what is my sound card! (sis630)

Then, I have decided to compile the kernel, when I go: make menuconfig there is an error that says, I dont have the ncurses Installed.

At this point of my learning process, I have no idea what it means... I made full install, do I need to reinstall something else?

thank you for replying again.

Old 07-04-2004, 07:07 PM   #4
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ncurses is a library that allows text based programs to easy create a GUI kinda

the kernel uses ncurses to allow someone to configure what they want installed and what not to install and such

i have no clue how slackware install things (or if it even has a installer)

but heres the web page:
Old 07-04-2004, 07:28 PM   #5
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As an alternative to menuconfig, you can work in a terminal in X and use make xconfig .


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