[PD] Trouble getting alsa audio output

vanDongen/Gilcher gml at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 12 14:30:31 CEST 2004

Well, your pd was compiled with OSS support it seems.
In the media menu you can select and switch between the available audio 
If you don't see alsa, it is not compiled in and you need to (re)compile pd 
from source.

The problem you are seeing might be caused by different things.
1)The oss emulation is either not enabled (in your 2.6 kernel) or the module 
is not loaded. look for snd-pcm-oss in the output of lsmod.
2)you don't have the proper device nodes. In the alsa-driver sources there is 
a ./snddevices scripts that will create them.

Hope this helps


On Sunday 11 July 2004 23:15, stan wikey wrote:
> Hello,
> I just started using pd in linux and I'm having a
> problem getting audio output.  When I start, I see
> these messages:
> /dev/dsp (read/write): No such file or directory
> (now will try write-only...)
> /dev/dsp (writeonly): No such file or directory
> /dev/dsp (readonly): No such file or directory
> I do not have the /dev/dsp, however I have other audio
> apps such as xmms working properly.  How can I correct
> this situation?  I was under the impression that
> /dev/dsp is specific to oss, not alsa?
> This is with an maudio audiophile 2496 pci card and
> kernel 2.6.4 with alsa drivers.
> Thanks,
> Austin
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