Sound on PPC

Martin Pitt martin at
Mon Sep 20 06:27:13 UTC 2004

Hi keifer!

Rerouting the mail to ubuntu-users. Please always reply on-list to
allow other people to benefit from the discussion.

Am 2004-09-19 20:41 -0500 schrieb keifer:
> On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 22:26 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > - /dev/dsp exists
> > - the mixer has all channels unmuted and set to a reasonable volume?
> /dev/dsp exists. (there is also a /dev/dsp1). 

This is already a good sign, it means that your sound card has been
properly detected.

> The mixer also has everything unmuted. On a whim, I decided to
> reinstall, and now I have some sound - though that might not be
> related, does anyone know if they uploaded an update to alsa?

Yes, there have been some recent ALSA updates, could be that they are
related to your problem. What exactly do you mean by "reinstall"? The
whole distribution from the same CD, reinstalled only the sound stuff
from network?

> What i mean by some sound, is, if I go to Desktop Preferences > sound,
> and start playing random system events, They play. If I try and play
> rythembox, I get the error "OSS device "/dev/dsp" is already in use by
> another program." and "could not pause playback."

This is a known issue and being worked on:

Thanks for your report!


Martin Pitt             
Ubuntu Developer  
Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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