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Re: /dev/dsp revisited

> >Are you starting the oss compatability layer?
> >
> >awind@digit-safe:~$ grep oss /etc/alsa/alsa-base.conf
> >startosslayer=true
> I compiled from source bec my soundcard is not detected in alsaconf...so I
> am unable to use that command

I do not understand how compiling alsa from src prevents you from
using grep.  Suggest that you check the above mentioned file.

What I mean to say was that I do not have alsa-base.conf file because I compiled from src...

> yes. /proc/asound
> cat proc/asound/sndstat produces:
> bash-2.04$ cat /proc/asound/sndstat
> Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v0.5.10b emulation code)
> Kernel: Linux sup3r 2.4.2 #16 Mon Apr 2 09:38:01 UTC 2001 i586
> Config options: 0
> Installed drivers:
> Type 10: ALSA emulation
> Card config:
> Sound Blaster 16 at 0x220, irq 10, dma 1&5
> Audio devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG
> Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG
> Midi devices:
> 1: MPU-401 (UART)
> Timers:
> 7: system timer
> it says not enabled in config but I am unsure of how to enable
> it...faq,install or rtfm'ng doesn't give any info on that...maybe that is
> where my problems lie?

This says, that you have a sb16 module loaded.  How did you compile
alsa?  I modified /etc/alsa/alsa-source.conf and ensured that my card
was set, `grep -i card /etc/alsa/alsa-source.conf`:

I compiled alsa from src (downloaded all three *.tar.gz files namely: alsadriver, alsautils and alsalib) then configure alsadriver using ./configure --with-isapnp=yes, make install, then created ./snddevices, then modprobe snd-card-sb16...also, I already had sound support compiled in my kernel...

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