Re: Problem with linux-kernel 22.214.171.124 for ibm-thinkpad t40?
Christian Birkholm Clausen wrote:
> I have the exact same problem on my T42. I installed 126.96.36.199 with the
> same sound config as you and the same one worked fine with 188.8.131.52
> But now there's just no sound. I recompiled quite a few times changing
> the sound section in the kernel-config, but nothing seems to help.
> I noticed that I get an error message saying: /dev/dsp not existing. I'm
> not sure about this /dev/dsp, haven't figured out what this is and if it
> is significant to our mutual problem.
> Thanks in advance,
> Christian C.
> Copenhagen - DK
> Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas wrote:
>> I have installed on a IBM-T40 debian unstable. I had my own compiled
>> linux-2.6.10 working well for quite a while, but I needed to recompile
>> the kernel, so I decided to go for linux-184.108.40.206. As usual its
>> compilation was not a problem, and reboot is smooth... Problems is
>> that when openning xmms and trying to listen anything with sound card,
>> nothing shows up, just silence...
>> I don't know if there's something wrong with ALSA for this new kernel,
>> but after several trials I declined my attempt. Actually I
>> recompiled linux-2.6.10, and I have the sound card up and running
>> again. Too bad I couldn;t get it to work on latest kernel though...
>> Has someone experienced the same? Any hints? I'm providing config
>> file I used for linux-220.127.116.11 just in case...
>> Thanks in advance (if possible please include me with [to] or [cc] so
>> that I get the answer directly)...
Without /dev/dsp your not going to get any audio, all your audio apps
use /devdsp as this is where all your audio gets routed
"/dev/dsp is the digital sampling and digital recording device, and
probably the most important for multimedia applications. Writing to the
device accesses the D/A converter to produce sound. Reading the device
activates the A/D converter for sound recording and analysis."
So no /dev/dsp no sound....did 18.104.22.168 work?