/dev/dsp missing gnome applet volume control complaining
I'm running sarge on an ibm laptop T40 from emperorlinux.
I just upgraded the empkernel to 2.6.12 which got lots of things
working which I had broken trying to fiddle with sound on my own.
Later, when I tried to get the cdrom player working under gnome:
/usr/bin/gnome-cd but had weak or no sound.
SO, I went to the gnome Volume Control Applet (2.8.2) but it complains
about: "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found" in an Error dialog.
When I checked for devices I see no /dev/dsp but there is a /dev/snd and
Anybody else seen gnome Volume Control broken as such?
Is this a side effect of moving from oss to alsa?
I was able to turn the sound up by: apt-get install kde kdm
and using the kde volume control gismo.
lsmod | grep snd:
snd_intel8x0 29504 1
snd_ac97_codec 80120 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 84616 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 21892 1 snd_pcm
snd 47844 5 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 7904 2 audio,snd
snd_page_alloc 7812 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm