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Re: get no sound with xmms/xine

On Sunday 18 June 2006 02:55 pm, tom arnall wrote:
> > Then maybe we should check if your sound devices are created at all in
> > /dev and if they have the right permissions. You can run this command
> > and compare the output:
> >
> > $ find /dev -group audio 2>/dev/null | xargs ls -l
> > crw-rw---- 1 root audio  14,   4 2006-06-16 12:25 /dev/audio
> > crw-rw---- 1 root audio  14,   3 2006-06-16 12:25 /dev/dsp
> > crw-rw---- 1 root audio  14,   0 2006-06-16 12:25 /dev/mixer
> !!!SNIP!!!
> indeed, the /dev/snd files were missing and using snddevices to install
> them has gotten the sound for 'xmms' working. now 'find /dev -group audio
> 2>/dev/null | xargs ls -l' includes a lot of /dev/snd entries. (i couldn't
> get snddevices working until i untarred the alsa-driver source and ran
> snddevices from the resulting alsa-driver directory.) HOWEVER, xine doesn't
> work yet. i notice on the web btw the remark that in the xine setup
> function i should see "audio driver to use" and an 'alsa' choice in the
> list. i see 'oss' in the list among other things, but no 'alsa'.

am embarrassed in regards to xine problem described in above post: i forgot to 
try rebooting. rebooted after setting up /dev/snd files and xine works fine. 
thanks all for your generous help.

Tom Arnall

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