[linux-audio-user] ALSA not working, new Debian installation [unSOLVED]

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Thu Feb 26 12:12:22 EST 2004


Hallo,
Florian Schmidt hat gesagt: // Florian Schmidt wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 11:26:31 +0000
> Tim Beauregard <helycos at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > Yes.  Would you be able to explain to me the necessity of OSS
> > emulation?~ I use sound on this PC for Audacity, cdplay, sox and xmms.
> >  At this
> > stage I cannot make any of these work.  As that the missing link?
> 
> Do you have snd-pcm-oss and snd-mixer-oss laoded? if so, do the device
> files for OSS ave the right permissions?

I remembered, that Tim didn't compile ALSA as modules (for whatever
reason, I compile *everything* as modules), but into the kernel.
Looking up his .config again, I found: 

# CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS is not set

So he built a kernel without support for ALSA's OSS-PCMs (/dev/dspX).
This probably is the reason for them not working.

ciao
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 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__


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