I am having problems configuring sound on Arch.
I ran alsaconf, everything went fine, I inserted the modules on rc.conf and
I can play stuff using mplayer, but /dev/sound/dsp (or /dev/dsp) and the others weren't
created. I don't know what mplayer does to play, but I am unable to play
sound using other stuff (such as rhythmbox), because they complain they
can't find /dev/dsp .
Running MAKEDEV sound (as root) gives me the following message :
MAKEDEV: error making /dev/audio: File exists
But the file doesn't exist :
[root@avalon dev]# ls audio*
The files audio- and dsp- were created after I first tried to run MAKEDEV, they didn't
exist before, and I can't just rename them to their correct names.
I tried looking at ArchWiki, but it did me no good. (I put those two lines on /etc/devfsd.conf
and I created the group sound.
PS: I'm running kernel 126.96.36.199 and I've installed all of the alsa packages.
try 'modprobe snd_pcm_oss' and 'modprobe snd_mixer_oss'
these are the modules responsible for adding OSS compatibility (ie, the /dev/dsp device) to ALSA ... this isn't installing OSS, it's telling ALSA how to work with programs that only know OSS.
If that works, add those two modules to your /etc/rc.conf so it works again when you reboot.
Thanks alot, that worked .