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Tres Melton wrote:
>On Fri, 2005-07-08 at 11:57 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote:
>>I hope I'm not hijacking this thread ;-) but can anyone tell me
>>what creates /dev/dsp in the first place? On this newly reinstalled
>>Xfce4 system it doesn't exist, even though the kernel sound modules do
>>and have been loaded.
>I think that it is created by the deprecated devfs package. The newer
>udev package uses /dev/sound/dsp and make /dev/dsp a link to the newer
>one for compatibility but since you don't have one it may only create
>the link if the old device was there.
Hmm. /dev/sound/dsp doesn't exist either, but I find:
prh@wstn ~ $ ls -lL /dev/dsp?
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 19 Mar 4 13:40 /dev/dsp1
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 35 Mar 4 13:40 /dev/dsp2
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 51 Mar 4 13:40 /dev/dsp3
Now I find I've somehow omitted alsasound from the default runlevel;
putting it in there and /etc/init.d/alsasound start gives /dev/dsp as a
link to /dev/sound/dsp. So I've answered my own question, but I hope
I've also exposed another little fact.
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