Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] can anyone help me get my /dev/dsp back?
From: Darwin Marcus Johnson (schwaahed_AT_yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Feb 03 2002 - 23:03:53 EET
jordan muscott wrote:
> ive got a bit of a problem and was wondering if anyone on this list
> could be of any help...
> my setup:
> Mandrake linux 8.1
> Soundblaster 16 ISA plug and pray..
> basicically - i wiped my box the other day, and reinstalled mandrake
> 8.1. For the rest of the day i was happily listening to mp3s with
> xmms. I shut down my computer that night, and the next morning when i
> booted up, i started up xmms and it complained about not being able to
> open audio......and upon investigation i found that /dev/dsp no longer
> when i tried a
> #MAKEDEV dsp
> i got the following errors:
> sb: SoundBlaster Vibra16X sb config failed (out of resources?)[-2]
> sb: no ISAPnP cards found, trying standard ones
> however a file /dev/dsp did then appear as follows: (this doesnt look
> right to me...)
> [root_AT_larry dev]# ls -l | grep dsp
> crw------- 1 jordan audio 14, 3 Feb 3 20:19 dsp-
Mandrake 8.1 uses devfs by default. It sounds like you are having a
problem with this. run "top" and see if there is a "devfsd" running. I
don't have much direct
experience with this daemon but I know that it creates the devices in
/dev dynamically when
they are needed. there is a compatibility mode where I believe there are
symbolic links in dev
that use the old device names.
Hope that helps some.
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