Re: The Sound of Silence
I'm getting the feeling that the module just isn't working, because on
boot the error is:
Starting Y Sound Server: /dev/dsp: Cannot open for playing.
I believe now that the sbc60xxwdt module is wrong, I should be using the
The problem is the module won't auto-probe, it dies with an error much
like "Device or Resource busy. This could be caused by invalid IO or IRQ
I got the same error when the OSS sound modules are installed, or
uninstalled. The manual for this no-name machine says "sound blaster"
compatable, but I guess it's not all that compatable.
Back in 96 when I installed Debian the first time, the Sound Blaster I
had was supported. I can't imagine things would have gone backwards, so
I fully expect it's that the sound card isn't quite SB compatable
> > So I am using the sbc60xxwdt module.
> > The error now is something like "Cannot Open /dev/dsp" and the sound
> > still does not work.
> This typically happens when the module is not yet loaded. It also
> happens if the permissions of /dev/dsp /dev/mixer are not correct. you
> could change the permission to 666.
> Chaos is found in the greatest abundance wherever order is being sought.
> It always defeats order for it is better organized.
The Road goes ever on and one, down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone and I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.