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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.

Thanks, -Katsumi

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
> 	flar@allandria.com

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