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Old 02-01-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
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sound problem with Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

I get this error window when I log into KDE:

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 have a Santa Cruz sound card by turtle beach, as well as the onboard AC'97 chip(which I would rather not use if I didn't have to). I set the permissions on /dev/dsp* and /dev/mixer* to 666, so the perms should be ok.

Has anyone had this problem before, or know how to fix it?

Old 02-01-2003, 08:54 PM   #2
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If you haven't loaded the sound module then you might try

modprobe cs46xx

If that produces some errors and fails to load then you should have a look at They appear to list the card as supported.
Old 02-02-2003, 07:23 PM   #3
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Thanks, that worked.

I added this to rc.modules:
/sbin/modprobe cs46xx
Old 02-02-2003, 10:52 PM   #4
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So that Santa Cruz sound card works pretty good with Linux? And you are using Slackware distro?

I have one of those cards but neva have installed it. I may give it a try now that I know it works!


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