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Hi i installed gentoo 2004.1 compilled mine kernel but when i boot i get the message : Sound server informational message: Error while initializing the sound driver: device /dev/dsp can't ...
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  1. #1
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    Hi i installed gentoo 2004.1 compilled mine kernel but when i boot i get the 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.
    Any ideas?

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    hi!
    you have to make a user be part of the audio group, in order for that user to use the soundcard.
    And i recommend you to include your user in the groups wheel (for suing to root), tty (to use a virtual console) and users as well.
    you do that by typi ng in a terminal:
    as root
    $ usermod -G wheel,tty,audio,users user

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    you probably did not include support for your sound card in the kernel or you have not added the correct sound modules to the default runlevel.

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