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Re: No /dev/dsp in Lenny

On 2009-05-09 18:19 +0200, Martin McCormick wrote:

> I installed Lenny from the latest CD image and things are mostly
> fantastic. I have never had so much stuff just work right from
> the start. The CS3246 on-board sound chip came right up. amixer
> and aplay as well as mplayer and mpg123 all work but there is no
> /dev/dsp device.
> 	I need it for some voice-grade applications I wrote and
> for general experimentation.
> 	A google search turned up more folks whose applications
> such as skype wouldn't run for lack of /dev/dsp but I never
> found any good answers.
> 	Is there a way to get /dev/dsp back without killing what
> is working?

Load the snd_pcm_oss kernel module.  The easiest way to do this
automatically is to install the oss-compat package.


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