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From: Rafael Barrera Oro <borafael@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Sound problem
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 15:15:29
Hello everyone! I have Via on-board sound and i cant get the audio to work.

At first the problem was that /dev/dsp did not exist, so i loaded a
couple of modules into the kernel (mostly following
alsa-guide) after that, the error message became "could not open
/dev/dsp permission denied" so i tryied chmod a+rw /dev/sound/dsp
(also from gentoo docs) nevertheless, i stillo have no sound. For
example when using XMMS if choose to use the Alsa driver, an error
pops up telling me "failed to open audio output: Alsa plugin", so i
choose Arts which doesnt trigger any errors but there is stillo no

i ran "lspci |grep audio" and this is what returned

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)

i had all the necessary kernel options (according to the gentoo doc)
built-in in the kernel, including AC97 so i am out of ideas.

If anyone has any clue of what i should do, it would be greatly apprecieated.

Thanks in advance


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