no /dev/dsp.x

T Kellers kellers at
Fri Nov 28 18:41:00 PST 2003

I searched the list archive, but I didn't see anything specific to this 

Dell Latitude C600, running 5.2-BETA from 11/24/2003...

I didn't notice until I started up KDE that I had no /dev/dsp of any kind in 
my /dev directory.  I mount_nfs'd /usr/src and /usr/obj from my adjacent 
desktop Dell Optiplex (running same OS and build date), installed the kernel, 
installed world, mergemaster'd and rebooted.  Still no /dev/dsp (or /dev/
dsp.x) on the Latitude laptop (they do exist on the Optiplex --which has 
working sound in KDE).

The desktop with the working sound had KDE built from sources, the laptop's 
KDE environment was installed by building instant-workstation.  The laptop 
has a sound_maestro3 card and I have the .ko loaded for it (and sound_pcm).
Both machines have device pcm in the kernel.

Appreciate any guidance.

Tim Kellers

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