/dev/dsp not working

/dev/dsp not working

Post by Jason Bon » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

It seems that I'm having problems getting the sound working in Linux.
Funny thing is that the cd plays fine and when I play Q3test, it plays
sounds fine (and it uses /dev/dsp as well...I also run Q3test as root).
I did
chmod 666 /dev/dsp
and tried running this sound program as root and as a regular user to no
avail.  The error message I'm getting is:

Error opening output device (mpg123 reported:"Can't open /dev/dsp!")

What could possibly be the problem?  It shouldn't be permission
problems?  Could the resourse be in use?...although I'm not running any
other sound apps when I try and use mpg123.  Thanks kindly,



/dev/dsp not working

Post by jaso » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

Do a 'fuser -v /dev/dsp' to find out if any processes are accessing that
device, then kill it/them.

Hope this helps,

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1. /dev/dsp, /dev/audio, /dev/midi., /dev/sndsta

After I compiled all the necessary components
for sound support for my sound card, I have happy
to say linux detects my sound card...but there is
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In newere kernel releases the file
/usr/src/linux/drivers/sound/Readme.linux which contained a
script at the end of file which created the dev files
is no longer present.  Could someone tell me where this
file is now located?  Or where I can find a script to
create the dev files?


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