no /dev/dsp.x

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Nov 28 18:46:40 PST 2003

On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 09:40:57PM -0500, T Kellers wrote:
> I searched the list archive, but I didn't see anything specific to this 
> question.
> 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.

...and does the kernel detect the sound card?  These device nodes are
created by the driver when it configures detected devices.

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