[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Cannot Open /dev/dsp device

To quote Aaron Maxwell <amaxwell@phy.ucsf.edu>,
# Hi.  xanim complains that it cannot open the /dev/dsp
# device.  Funny thing is, I'm in the audio group and the
# device's permissions seem legit:
# Can't Open /dev/dsp device
# ^C
# yomama[12]% 

If some other program is using /dev/dsp, you'll also get that error.

Check to see if 'esd' is running, it'll snatch up /dev/dsp. I know there
are ways to make it release it every so often, but I can't remember how.


Reply to: