Quick question about sound drivers (esp. snd_hda)

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Sat Mar 12 08:35:09 UTC 2011

On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:29:44 -0500
Brian Waters <brianmwaters at gmail.com> wrote:

> It seems to me that under /dev, you can have the following
> sound-related device files:
> dspX
> dspX.Y
> (among others)
> I'm having some trouble getting my sound to work (Dell Inspiron
> E1705/Inspiron 9400 with Sigmatel STAC9220 codec). I've read the
> manpages for snd and snd_hda (which is the appropriate driver), and
> increased the verbosity of the drivers and read the kernel log and
> /dev/sndstat, but I still can't quite wrap my head around everything.

If the driver appears to load, then /dev/dsp should be created
automatically when something tries to access it (e.g. cat /dev/random
> /dev/dsp).

Bruce Cran

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