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Hi, I have dual boot in my system. It works fine with windowx XP so no probes in hardware. Whenever i boot my system i get following error message : ...
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    Unable to play sound (ALSA mixer )


    Hi,
    I have dual boot in my system.
    It works fine with windowx XP so no probes in hardware.
    Whenever i boot my system i get following error message :

    Sound server informational message:
    Error while initializing the sound driver:
    device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
    The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

    whenever i try running ne .mp3 file it ask me to check my sound card.
    I have tried System settings >Sound card detection but thr also i didn't listem the test sound.

    while shutting down i get an error message ...some thing like
    ALSA mixer cnt1 settings wrong...Sound Card not found...

    Please help.
    TIA
    madhuresh

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    Posting your question in more than one place isn't going to make it easier for us, just so you know.
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    Strangely i had the same problem with ALSA mixer when i was using slackware 10.1. However I am now uising Dynebolic & it can play mp3 files but not others & does absloutley nothing if i run JACK

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    i hav downloaded dynebolic.iso file and have mounted it successfully
    Plz explain how to boot my system so that i can run it from hard disk.
    TIA
    madhuresh

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    /dev/dsp is used by OSS

    So, this application can not use alsa it self, but only it's OSS-emulation.

    Show your
    Code:
    /sbin/lsmod |grep snd
    output.

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    [madhurag@madhuresh madhurag]$ /sbin/lsmod |grep snd
    snd_pcm_oss 40740 0
    snd_pcm 68872 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc 7940 1 snd_pcm
    snd_timer 17156 1 snd_pcm
    snd_mixer_oss 13824 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd 38372 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss
    soundcore 6112 1 snd
    [madhurag@madhuresh madhurag]$

    HTH
    madhuresh

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    Hi everyone, Yes this is sort of relevant sorry if not

    yes im using a new distro which was just released
    named (qilinux) and there is not much support for it
    However... i believe this problem can be fixed as this distro is extremely similar to most

    my sound works in general but there has been one minor problem
    after downloading and running America's Army there has been one error

    open /dev/[sound/]dsp: No such file or directory

    after a bit of research and searching through random forum entries i have gathered that /dev/sound/dsp should contain a symbolic link to the location of my sound etc of course i know to make a symbolic link but im stumped as to where im meant to link this too (as most distros do this for you)

    i was wondering which commands i should perform in relation to giving the correct information in case someone should be able to help me,

    any help would be greatly appreciated
    thnx in advance for ne help posted

    exeqt 05'

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