Why can't i access /dev/dsp or /dev/snd on my XO

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Fri Jan 18 23:59:08 EST 2008

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 11:27:44PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> [...] if you want to ship ALSA's OSS emulation, it's
> just a few modules.

Therefore an activity that cannot be re-coded to use ALSA should simply
include OSS emulation modules.

snd-pcm-oss is available on joyride-1550.  If it is defective, it could
be looked into.  I've just tried it.  It loads fine, /dev/dsp is
present, reading from /dev/dsp turns on the mic LED, piping /dev/urandom
to it generates noise.

ALSA also includes an OSS wrapper library, libaoss, which can be used
by an application.

If the application is not using the OSS interface in the correct manner,
exposing a defect specific to the ALSA emulation, that would be
interesting and worth fixing.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/

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