Sound Problem in KDE

Nicolas Blais nb_root at
Fri Jun 2 19:31:14 PDT 2006

On Friday 02 June 2006 19:50, Gerard E. Seibert wrote:
> 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.

You haven't provided a lot of information (sound card, dmesg etc...) but try 

Add this in your /etc/sysctl.conf file:


FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #0: Sat May 27 11:58:25 EDT 2006     
root at clk01a:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CLK01A 
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