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Old 08-28-2007, 04:44 AM   #16
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'chmod 666 /dev/dsp' is what you need for all users to acces the sound device. Or use 'chmod 660 /dev/dsp' if you want only those in the audio group to have access.
Old 09-20-2007, 03:50 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by janhe View Post
I know that when you're going to college the first time, things can be a bit hectic. It will pass...
after you graduate
(I know, it isn't nice to tease people who are about to make the big step)

If it might help, here's the output from my laptop:
bash-3.1$ ls -l /dev/dsp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2007-08-28 10:16 /dev/dsp -> sound/dsp
bash-3.1$ ls -l /dev/sound/
total 0
crw-rw--w- 1 root audio 14, 12 2007-08-28 10:16 adsp
crw-rw--w- 1 root audio 14,  4 2007-08-28 10:16 audio
crw-rw--w- 1 root audio 14,  3 2007-08-28 10:16 dsp
crw-rw--w- 1 root audio 14,  0 2007-08-28 10:16 mixer
crw-rw--w- 1 root audio 14,  1 2007-08-28 10:16 sequencer
crw-rw--w- 1 root audio 14,  8 2007-08-28 10:16 sequencer2
One thing you might try, is to run "alsaconf" or "alsaconfig". In slack 12, alsaconf is included, but I don't know about 9.1 (maybe alsaconfig is included instead of alsaconf)
If one of these commands works, run alsactl store, and you're on to the next step!

The long-term solution probably involves installing slack 12, because it comes with newer libraries and drivers.
Actually, this is my third semester. I just have a hard time with organization sometimes.

My PC was upgraded to Slackware 12 just before College started in the very beginning of September, either the fourth or the fifth.
The sound works perfectly fine now on my user account. ^____^

I didn't get the chance to implement a solution what with running around like a chicken w/ it's head cut off... The most promising solution (the one I was going to try) came from Piete, with placing the code in the boot-up text. That patch would have been just what I was doing, but only automatic. I'm curious still, but not enough to switch back to Slackware 9.1, because I like the updated version 12 much better.

Thank you so much to all who contributed!

It really meant a lot to me that my small problem received so much feedback in such a short amount of time. Because of this, I'll hold off on Ubuntu and stick with Slackware a bit longer... ( Not to mention that all my primary partitions are occupied with an OS already but know ;D )


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