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Re: problem with sound card from a newbie

I have the same problem and followed your directions exactly.
I even upped my kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.4.18 and included the Intel
sound option into the kernel but having same problems.
On bootup I get the following message:
Sound Server Message: Error while starting driver: device /dev/dsp can't be 
opened. (no such device).
I have done chmod 777 on /dev/dsp /dev/dsp1 2 and 3 added myself to audio 
group.  Here is my lsmod and lspci:

debian:/home/andy# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82440MX I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97 Audio 
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller 
(rev 01)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0c)

debian:/home/andy# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
eepro100               17680   1

Can someone help?  I really miss my music.  :-(

> I would suggest reducing your system to a simpler configuration by
> killing X for testing purposes, because KDE and Gnome have sound daemons
> which can "get in the way". Just logging out of X should be sufficient,
> although you could also kill your session-manager if you have one
> running (something like "/etc/init.d/kdm stop").
> Then make sure you have a console-mode sound player (apt-get install
> splay).
> Now try playing an ogg (or if you must, .mp3) file like so: splay
> myrockingtune.ogg
> What are the results?
> You might need to run a mixer (like alsamixer or amixer) to unmute the
> audio or to up the volume.
> Also, you'll need to be in the audio group (just type "groups" to see
> what groups you're in; to add yourself to audio, as root type "addgroup
> your_user_name audio").
> You can also check out the results of "lspci" to make sure Linux agrees
> with you as to what sound card you have.
> Also "lsmod" will show you the loaded modules.
> Hopefully these tidbits will help get you a little further along.
> Kent

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