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Re: Device "/dev/dsp" does not exist

On Sat, Jul 09, 2005 at 10:16:01PM +0200, Johannes Mockenhaupt wrote:
> jason kahn wrote:
> > hello
> > i have sarge installed on my titanium powerbook (1 ghz processor) and i
> > cannot get rhythmbox to play audio streams.
> > i get the following message
> > Device "/dev/dsp" does not exist
> AFAIK /dev/dsp is a OSS device and ALSA uses /dev/snd/*.
> Modprobe snd-pcm-oss and snd-mixer-oss to enable an OSS-emulation
> through /dev/dsp. If it works, append the modules to /etc/modules to
> have them loaded automatically at boot time.

Or just make sure alsa-base is installed, it installs modutils/modprobe
rules to load snd-pcm-oss when snd-pcm is loaded and the same for


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