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Old 04-30-2002, 03:03 AM   #1
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Question slack sound

posted this question some time back... am back at it again...

well i can't seem to get sound on my slack box started... it's still a big question mark...

say i create a group called "hear"
i add my username to the end of the /etc/group file where "hear" is located.

then i change the group ownership of /dev/dsp, /dev/dsp1, /dev/audio and /dev/audio1 to "hear"...

why wouldn't this work?

xmms gives me this error:
*** WARNING ***: oss_open(): Failed to open audio device (/dev/dsp): No such device

(a question that is perhaps related??? -> does the default install of slack detect my sound card or do i have to recompile the kernel to get it working?)

would appreciate help.
Old 04-30-2002, 03:21 AM   #2
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slackware doesn't probe into the sound card during the installation,nor has an utility for that.

you can recompile the kernel or use the appropriate module for your soundcard.
you can find the available modules for the soundcards into
/lib/modules/2.2.19/misc that if you are using the default kernel(2.2.19)

to know which is the apropriate module for your soundcard
visit the kernel's documentation directory of the sound

try out this command--may will help:
grep -il "your-sound-card-name" \
then read that file--if found.
Old 04-30-2002, 05:57 AM   #3
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hey thanks! appreciate that... will look into it tonight...
Old 05-02-2002, 03:12 AM   #4
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i did a
modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=3

i got errors telling me that the device or resource is busy.
is it coz my io or irq parameters are incorrect?

i've got a creative vibra card.


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