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Re: /dev/dsp missing (SOLVED)

On Wed January 3 2007 07:31, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> 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
> /dev/dsp?
> There's something I don't understand here.

Alsa's mixer settings are all muted and set to zero by default, why I don't 
know. I always run aslamixer and set them to good values and then 
run "alsactl store" to save them, but kmix or any other mixer can be used 

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