Re: /dev/dsp missing (SOLVED)
On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 08:12:35AM -0800, Alan Ianson wrote:
> On Wed January 3 2007 07:31, email@example.com wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 01, 2007 at 04:45:25AM +0100, Benjam? Villoslada wrote:
> > > El Diumenge 31 Desembre 2006 23:14, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
To avoid blowing up loudspeakers, I've been told.
> 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
I run alsaconf. It sets them to usable values. But it didn't help when
I had /dev/dsp in existence.