kde Digest, Vol 39, Issue 14
Lorenzo La Spada
l.laspada at yahoo.fr
Wed Jun 14 12:40:37 BST 2006
thanks a lot for reply.
> Do you have alsa support in you kernel?
> Also, is alsasound running?
I'm not sure if I have Alsa support. I don't know how to check that.
I thought the the fink installation would provide all the required
support to enable sound.
How do I check for that?
> I see this mesage on new installs of slackware and if you have the
> problem it's easy to fix.
> Check the permissions on /dev/dsp. It may be that you will have to
> change your
> permissions to give users access. /dev/dsp is actually a symlinc
> to /dev/sound so you'll need to change that permission too.
I must say that I am not familliar with all this, I a new unix user.
Could you please tell me how do I check and change the permissions?
Should I have a file named dsp? I found a lot of stuff in the /dev
directory but no dsp, sound or symlinc files.
I'm sorry to ask naive questions, could you tell me more on how to
> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 20:23:13 +0200
> From: "A.J. Venter" <aj at getopenlab.com>
> Subject: Re: [kde] No sound at all with kde
> To: kde at mail.kde.org
> Message-ID: <200606132023.13979.aj at getopenlab.com>
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> On Tuesday 13 June 2006 20:07, Rick Miles wrote:
>> I see this mesage on new installs of slackware and if you have the
>> problem it's easy to fix.
>> Check the permissions on /dev/dsp. It may be that you will have to
>> your permissions to give users access. /dev/dsp is actually a symlinc
>> to /dev/sound so you'll need to change that permission too.
> I'm dealing with something similiar, but something is odd here,
> firstly it
> happens only on some cards, and not all the time either.
> And of course since /dev/sound is a DIRECTORY and /dev/dsp is meant
> to be a
> file... isn't THAT the problem ?
> Shouldn't udev configs be modified so it's symlinked to /dev/sound/dsp
> instead ?
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