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Originally Posted by spencerf
bash: /dev/sound/dsp: No such file or directory
04-20-2006 #12Originally Posted by bryansmith
Sorry, I'm fresh out of ideas. I hope someone else can help.
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well if you don't have /dev/sound/dsp then I believe that your alsa setup is not correct because in gentoo this is where the device is setup. /dev/dsp is where oss emulation is setup.
Does sound work normally with something like mplayer?
both oss and alsa?
you can test by
mplayer -ao alsa somefile.avi mplayer -ao oss somefile.avi
if i understand spencer correctly, then possibly OSS emulation is broken. this could be the reason for the lack of sound.Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?
that seems to be the case even though it was my understanding that gentoo set up device points at /dev/sound/dsp for alsa and /dev/dsp for oss and it seems that you have /dev/dsp but not /dev/sound/dsp.
but that doesn't really matter because the problem is you don't have oss support enabled. You need to go into your kernel and add oss emulation support.
<M> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture <M> Sequencer support < > Sequencer dummy client <M> OSS Mixer API --- OSS PCM (digital audio) API [*] OSS Sequencer API [ ] Verbose printk [ ] Debug Generic devices ---> PCI devices --->
First of all if you are using alsa in the kernel you must not have any oss in the kernel....if u need oss emulation and it is good to have for apps that still arent using alsa you put 'oss' in UES flags
also as stated above you run 'alsaconf' as root ad that should be it
Secound if you are using the alsa-driver you have neither alsa or oss in the kernel and you place 'oss' in USE flags to get oss emulation. Also remember to re emerge alsa-driver after every kernel compile
however i have seen some versions of ffx having the wrong permissions on some files and some plugins on my older amd64 box and thus dosnt have sound with some videos .....and it is a pain i was told to chmod +ax to thease files though i havent done this as of yet.....
I recompiled my kernel, did everything right and still no sound in firefox. also to enable oss emulation edit /etc/conf.d/alsasound
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#rc-update add esound default
exec /usr/libexec/mozilla-launcher "$@"
#exec /usr/libexec/mozilla-launcher "$@"
aoss /usr/libexec/mozilla-launcher "$@"
(or use aoss32)
and it's done.
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