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Basically, my audio was working yesterday, then today I started it up and it's saying device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such file or directory) my alsamixer gives me an ...
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    no audio inspiron 1100, AC'97


    Basically, my audio was working yesterday, then today I started it up and it's saying
    device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such file or directory)
    my alsamixer gives me an error
    alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
    If you have any ideas, let me know as soon as possible.

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    What does alsaconf tell you?
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    It starts up the ALSA CONFIGURATOR, but does not have my card on the list. lspci | grep audio reveals
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    Is there a card i should look for in the configurator?

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    So alsaconf isn't detecting it then? Hmm.. Could it have been turned off in your BIOS?
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    I haven't touched the bios, dell and their proprietaryness...lol...I'll go check it out, but do you have any other ideas?

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    I just loaded up my bios the audio controller is in fact Sigmatel 9750, but is not turned off..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk19
    I just loaded up my bios the audio controller is in fact Sigmatel 9750, but is not turned off..
    I just did a search on that chipset and came up with these links. They may or may not help.

    http://oregonstate.edu/~penningj/programming/linux-xps/
    http://www.atnf.csiro.au/people/Chri...iron_1100.html

    None of them mentioned your particular problem. You're sure nothing has changed since you first installed Linux?
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    as far as I know I haven't changed anything, however that doesn't mean that when I went to install something, it didn't mess up my audio, let me look and see what if anything I installed before I shut down.

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    I looked at it noticed that there is a partial OSS install...it errored during install...

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    Partial installs can muck things up, and since OSS relates to your sound card, it's entirely possible that might be the culprit. You might try reinstalling OSS.
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