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Old 04-20-2002, 04:01 PM   #1
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/dev/dsp?


I just installed slack on a new computer, and did all the usual stuff i do with a new install, recompiled the kernel, setup X, edited the startup files, etc..
Then to get my sound working i modprobed emu10k1 (for a SB live!) and to check if it works i did cat /some/*.au > /dev/dsp (then /dev/dsp1) but for both i get "/dev/dsp: no such device" however when i do a ls /dev/dsp* i get dsp and dsp1 so the device files are there, but cat repotrts they dont exist. What do i do to get sound working? and why do i get dsp: no such device error if dsp is in /dev?

Thanks in advance

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Old 04-20-2002, 06:11 PM   #2
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change access permission of files

For that i guess you need to use chmod (###) /dev/dsp as root.

### this is a set of numbers , ususally i use 666 , and give permission to mixer too ( chmod ### /dev/mixer) otherwise you'll not be abble to raise or lower your sound !
 
Old 04-20-2002, 06:23 PM   #3
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have you changed access permission of file?

For that i guess you need to use chmod (###) /dev/dsp as root.

### ususally i use 666 , and give permission to mixer too ( chmod ### /dev/mixer) otherwise you'll not be abble to raise or lower your sound !
hope that helps
 
Old 04-21-2002, 02:25 AM   #4
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yeah i chmoded all dsp, mixer and sequencer before, cuz i too though that is the problem but i still get "no such device" and have no idea why??

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Old 04-21-2002, 07:14 AM   #5
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I thinks someting is wrong with the drivers. Try installing the latest ALSA drivers...
 
Old 04-21-2002, 11:14 AM   #6
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Ok, i got new kernel (2.4.17, yeah i know its not the latest), installed, compiled it, and voila, now it works like a charm. Must have been something with the kernel after all....
 
Old 04-30-2002, 11:06 AM   #7
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I have kernel 2.4.18 and i have the same problem, doubt it is kernel level. Any suggestions ?
 
Old 04-30-2002, 12:03 PM   #8
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try compiling sound as a module, and modprobing it... the only thing that xomes to my mind is that... i did that, added appropriate lines in rc.local to modprobe the modules for sound and my card and rebootesd and now it workd with no probs...
Hope that help

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