no sound device /dev/dsp

Christoph Georgi christoph.georgi at
Thu Mar 24 09:38:32 UTC 2005

Thanks! That did the trick!


Luke Yelavich wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 05:40:27PM EST, Christoph Georgi wrote:
>>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.
> Do you have the snd-pcm-oss module loaded? If not, load it and try 
> again.
> If this works, add snd-pcm-oss to your /etc/modules file to ensure it 
> gets loaded every boot.


Christoph Georgi
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