no sound device /dev/dsp

Christoph Georgi christoph.georgi at
Thu Mar 24 06:40:27 UTC 2005


a couple of days ago I wrote an email to this list because suddenly I 
hadn't had the sound device /dev/dsp anymore under Warty. The same thing 
happend now to me unter Hoary.. During boot ALSA is set up without any 
errors and the /var/log/messages and /var/log/dmesg don't give any hint 
on a fault.

XMMS shows the following error when trying to play any audio file:

Please check that: Your soundcard is configured properly, you have the 
correct output plugin selected, no other program is blocking the soundcard

After changing the audio output plugin to ALSA 1.2.10 ( XMMS 
plays everything fine. Changing back to the OSS Driver 1.2.10 
( nothing works.

Thanks for any pointers.



Christoph Georgi
email.  christoph.georgi at
fon.	+64 (0)9 815 8259

registered linux user #380268
ubuntulinux 4.10 (warty)

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