MIDI (and audio) on freeBSD
Jan Christian Meyer
Jan.Christian.Meyer at idi.ntnu.no
Fri Apr 23 13:25:36 PDT 2004
> After some troubles, and a Kernel recompilation with the option "device
> pcm", I found in /dev directory lots of devices related to sound. KDE
> still does not sound at all: it looks for a /dev/dsp device that does
> not exists; a /dev/dsp0.0 exists instead, but I haven't found the way to
> instruct KDE to load the right device.
Even if /dev/dsp does not appear when you list the contents of /dev, under
FBSD 5.X it should still magically appear when something tries to access it,
if I've understood correctly. That is how my 5.1-machines behave anyway. With
this in mind, something is apparently fishy in your sound system - without
being wizardly enough to say what is up, I would not bet on it working out
even if you reconfigure the device.
If you still want to try, though, you can point the KDE sound system (aRts) to
a specific device by enabling the "Use custom sound device" setting in the
KDE control center. It can be found under the "Sound I/O" tab in
Sound & Multimedia -> Sound System.
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