/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p and /var/run/screen disappeared after reboot/kernel upgrade

Jordon Bedwell jordon at envygeeks.com
Sun Jul 25 22:22:09 UTC 2010

On 7/25/10 11:59 AM, Henk Postma wrote:
> Hi all,
> After rebooting yesterday into the new kernel 2.6.32-24-generic,
> /var/run/screen and /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p disappeared.
> I was able to recreate /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p by touching and setting permissions.
> But /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p does not exist, which means my sound is not
> working. Mplayer says:
> [AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: pcm_hw.c:1293:(snd_pcm_hw_open) open
> /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p failed: No such file or directory
> How do I recreate this device? Also, there might be other files
> missing, so perhaps this is an indication of a bigger issue?
> This is a mythbuntu 10.04 system on which I have disabled pulse and
> use alsa instead.
> Thanks,
> -- Henk
> PS Some googling indicates that running ktorrent can be causing this a
> problem. Ktorrent is installed, but not running.

"running ktorrent" is misnomer as "running ktorrent" doesn't mean 
literally running it, running == installed, so in theory, it means this 
can happen if you have ktorrent installed.  I would switch to 
transmission anyways, it's tons of fun better, or utorrent, they have a 
Linux build now, yes?

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