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Thread: onboard sound problem!!

  1. #1
    dox
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    onboard sound problem!!

    well i said il be back ;D

    when i start my pc then in kde it comes the message:

    Sound server informational message:
    error while initializing the sound server:
    device /dev/dsp cant be opened (no such device)
    the sound server will continue, using the null output device.

    short said i get no sound!! i then used the command sndconfig and it detected that i got an PCI CM8738 onboard sound!! i got the test sound and klicked ok!!!

    when i start my pc new again i get the same sound error as i mentioned and when i try sndconfig it recognizes it again as PCI CM8738 but then sais there was an error when writing the config file!!!

    i got no clue and the handbook has no help either so i hope u can help me!!! i am using kde 3.1.1 and kernel 2.4.20-xfs!!

    if u need more info just tell me!!!

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    Re:onboard sound problem!!

    Did you run sndconfig as root or a normal user? If you got the error as a normal user, it couldn't write the config because it's a superuser file and needs to be edited with superuser privs. If you got the error as root, it could be that the permissions on the file are wrong, or the directory where it wants to put the file doesn't exist and it can't create it for one reason or another. You should also do this:

    ls -l dev/dsp

    and let us know what the output of that command is... it could be that the dsp device wasn't built for some reason when your devices directory was created.

  3. #3
    dox
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    Re:onboard sound problem!!

    um i am always in as root ;D (yeah yeah i know its insecure...)

    well once it managed to write the config-file and i heard the sound sample, and second time it couldnt write that config-file!! i did the command and
    that file or directory dosnt exist!! i am out of any ideas, il search but i dont expect much success!!
    hope any more here have ideas what can be!! i read somewhere that kde might intrefear and cause trouble with sound, do you think it can be that???


    dox

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    Re:onboard sound problem!!

    find and make sure that the module for you sound card is loading. Then you have to relink /dev/dsp to something else, that i am not sure of at the moment. brb

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    Re:onboard sound problem!!

    I think some distro put their sound devices in a sound directory. Might try checking to see if what you're looking for is in the /dev/sound directory.

    If that's the case, then make a symlink for /dev/dsp to /dev/sound/dsp

    I can't remember off the top of my head which distro's do this, but for your next post can you post your Distro too?
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    Re:onboard sound problem!!

    um i am always in as root (yeah yeah i know its insecure...)
    It isn't just insecure, it's no-secure

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    Re:onboard sound problem!!

    Quote Originally Posted by babbing
    um i am always in as root (yeah yeah i know its insecure...)
    It isn't just insecure, it's no-secure
    It isn't just no-secure, it's insane. You really should create a normal user and do everying with that user.... and if you don't like su, then use sudo.

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