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  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2004


    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?

  2. #2
    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

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    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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