[kde-linux] udev doesn't create device (no sound)

Jessica Hall jes.hall at kdemail.net
Thu Jul 28 01:17:36 UTC 2005

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 17:50, Jim Philips wrote:
> I'm running Slackware current with KDE 3.4.1. I can't start artsd, because
> when I try, I get this error:
> Error while initializing the sound driver:
> device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
> The rules for udev appear to have a rule for creating the device here:
> KERNEL="dsp",                   NAME="sound/%k", SYMLINK="%k",
> GROUP="audio", MODE="0662"
> But nothing id getting created at all, so I have no sound devices and
> therefore no sound. Is there any help on dealing with this? I googled all
> over the place and came up with a hodgepodge of answers that don't relate
> to ny system at all.

Slackware current uses ALSA and unless you're loaded the OSS emulation drivers 
you wont get a /dev/dsp at all. It's far better to tell KDE to use ALSA 
instead - go to Kcontrol -> Sound & Multimedia -> Sound System and change the 
audio device on the 'Hardware' tab to read 'ALSA'


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