[PD] /dev/dspW?

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Thu Sep 9 10:02:42 CEST 2004

Phil Thomson hat gesagt: // Phil Thomson wrote:

> Just got Gentoo GNU/Linux (www.gentoo.org) up and running on one of my 
> machines. Gentoo has now /dev/dsp, but it does have /dev/dspW, which is an 
> alternate dsp device, I'm led to understand. How do I get pd to use this 
> instead of /dev/dsp? When I start up pd, I get:
> /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): Now such file or directory
> Where do I get pd to use /dev/dspW instead of /dev/dsp?

I would rather try to fix /dev/dsp. Somnething is wrong if you don't
have this device. Are you running the ALSA drivers? If yes, make sure
you have snd-pcm-oss loaded and you did run the snddevices script in
the alsa-driver sources. If you're running the OSS drivers you should
seriously consider to replace them with the ALSA drivers.

Just linking dspW to dsp probably won't solve your problems.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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