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Re: /dev/dsp missing (SOLVED)

On Mon, Jan 01, 2007 at 04:45:25AM +0100, Benjam? Villoslada wrote:
> El Diumenge 31 Desembre 2006 23:14, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com va escriure:
> > 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.
> Maybe with alsaconf (as root) and then look for mute channels with alsamixer.

The problem is that the recordin programs I've used say they cannot open 
/dev/dsp, and, indeed, when I ls /dev I find that there is no /dev/dsp/
making the changes mentioned a few posts ago does indeed give me a 
/dev/dsp, but then none of the usual audio programs (like xmms and 
kaffeine) provide any sound.  Would the existence of /dev/dsp set all 
the volume controls to zero?  And would they mysteriously reset to 
their usable values when I undo the changes and reboot without a 

There's something I don't understand here.

-- hendrik

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