Why can't i access /dev/dsp or /dev/snd on my XO
notting at redhat.com
Fri Jan 18 16:06:17 EST 2008
Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves (justivo at gmail.com) said:
> As far as I understand this is due to the use of ALSA without OSS
> emulation. It's also what affects one of the three Speex bugs
> affecting the XO, as the CLI tool speexdec is unable to use /dev/dsp.
> For the sake of improving the state of audio in the XO; I'd really
> like to put to vote the idea of replacing ALSA with OSS 4.
I can't imagine why intentionally divorcing from the upstream sound
model to a driver stack that is never going to the upstream kernel
would be a *good* thing.
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