rplay fails to run

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Tue Feb 10 21:31:57 UTC 2015

Maurizio Dall'Acqua wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:27:33 +0100
> Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> > I'm not sure what you want to achieve with that devrplay.so. As I
> > understand it, there is no /dev/dsp on a default Ubuntu system and
> > to
> > me it doesn't look like devrplay.so would add that device. Instead
> > that library seems to add support to read the /dev/dsp device if it
> > is available.

> Since there isn't /dev/dsp in a default Ubuntu system what can replace
> it? I mean can I create a symlink to
> /dev/default-ubuntu-audio-device? If so, what is it?

Nowadays sound is handled by pulseaudio or at a lower level by ALSA. I 
think most applications use those sound systems instead of the old OSS 
(which used /dev/dsp). If you really need /dev/dsp for some reason, you 
can install the package "osspd".


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