Sound Problem in KDE

Gerard E. Seibert gerard at
Fri Jun 2 16:51:09 PDT 2006

Upon completion of a fresh installation of KDE on FreeBSD 6.1, I have been 
unable to get the sound to work correctly in KDE. Upon starting up of KDE, 
this error message is displayed:

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (Device busy)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

I have tried rebooting the system, but the problem remains. since KDE did 
work with FSBD 5.4 on this PC, I am not sure what the problem might me.

Gerard Seibert
gerard at

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