Re: /dev/dsp can't be opened
Your suggestion did work. Thank you very much, Brad.
I had no idea about dmasound_pmac... By the way, how should a newcomer
learn about these model specific details? I find myself spending huge
amounts of time trying to do this (and MANY other) seemingly simple tasks.
On Sat, 19 Oct 2002, Brad Boyer wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 19, 2002 at 06:38:48PM -0400, Katsumi Matsumoto wrote:
> > Thanks for your reply. I get the error even as root. So audio group
> > doesn't seem to be the problem.
> > dmesg reveals that sound module is not loaded. But I still get the same
> > error after "insmod sound" and confirming with "lsmod" that sound.o is
> > loaded. I'm new at this and am pretty confused.
> That's probably not the correct module to load. For most PowerMac
> models, the correct driver would be dmasound_pmac. I think sound.o
> is one of the generic modules, not a driver for a specific chip.
> If you do "modprobe dmasound_pmac" it should load the driver for
> your sound chip, as well as any generic modules it needs.
> Brad Boyer