Re: /dev/dsp missing (SOLVED)
On Sat, Dec 30, 2006 at 03:53:14PM +0100, Benjam? Villoslada wrote:
> I've seen this message durning one reboot (in order to test oss modules
> load): "/etc/modprobe.conf exists but does not include /etc/modprobe.d/!"
> I see that my /etc/modprobe.conf is empty (no idea about the reason) I've
> added include /etc/modprobe.d and now the system loads oss modules on boot:
> $ cat /etc/modprobe.conf
> include /etc/modprobe.d
I did this on my sarge system (which also didn't have a /dev/dsp) and
one appeared. I could cat from it, and cat /dev/urandom to it and get
noise. There are probably better things to cat to it.
Unfortunately, after I did this, none of my audio programs worked.
Couldn't get sound out of kaffeine, xmms, konqueror....
Is this a matter of /dev/dsp disabling alsa or something?
When I took the line out of /etc/modprobe.conf, making it empty again,
and rebooted (just in case), /dev/dsp vanished, and sould still didn't
come back. I had a mute system. It took powering it down to restore
normal sound, without /dev/dsp. This is probably a bug somewhere, that
the sound card isn't being initialised properly.
Can anyone tell me how to get audio input without disbling the rest of
the sound system? That's what I thought I needed /dev/dsp for. I need
to rip cassette tapes of church services to post on the church web site.