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From: Peter Humphrey <prh@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: arts
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2005 11:48:20
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: arts by Tres Melton
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. -- Rgds Peter Humphrey Linux Counter 5290, Aug 93. -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: arts Alexey Maslennikov <alexey.maslennikov@×××××.com>