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Re: sound on a Thinkpad T40 - new info

On Monday 15 September 2003 16:23, Martin Wegmann wrote:
> > Martin Wegmann <mailinglist.wegmann@gmx.net> writes:
> > > I tried to get my sound running on a T40. First time I tried to
> > > listen to a web-radio via xmms the music was 10 times faster than
> > > usual - pretty funny but not what I wanted, anyway xmms died after a
> > > few secondes.
> >
> > What have you tried?  It works fine for me, with a home-built 2.4.21
> > kernel and ALSA modules from the alsa-source package.
> > /etc/modutils/alsa has 'alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0'.  (I also
> > generally use unstable, including on my T40.)
> uphs, sorry, I sent my first mail a second time.
> anyway - I haven't tried so much yet. only
> /etc/init.d/alsa-autoconfig as root and then I stopped because of the error
> message
> when looking at /etc/modutils/alsa it is empty. does that mean I haven't
> configured the soundcard or installed some modules?
> sorry if the questions are too simple but it is only a few days ago when I
> migrated from suse to debian ;-)
> what would be the appropriate command?
> using kernel 2.4.21 as well

this is what I found when I restarted the session:

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (Permission denied)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

well with my limited linux knowledge I assume that /dev/dsp has to be set to 
user ;-) - but not with chmod u+.... I presume, there should be a reason why 
it is limited to root. Has it something to do with groups, do I have to set 
the permission to the sound group? and doing this with chmod or another tool?

additionally I ran sndconfig (0.7) to configure my soundcard but did not 
suceed. The automatically detected soundcard did not produce any sound. The 
soundcard I choose manually is a Sound Blaster Pro 16 kompatibles Sound 
System, but the test sound does not appear as well. 

thanks in advance, cheers Martin

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