cannot access /dev/dsp: No such file or directory

Bug #688377 reported by Tong Sun on 2010-12-10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
oss-compat (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: oss-compat

oss-compat is meant for "preventing common "/dev/dsp not found" errors".

In Debian, installing oss-compat alone will make sure I can use the /dev/dsp OSS compatibility device as normal. However, I found that it doesn't work under Ubuntu.

Moreover, I just did a

apt-get install --reinstall alsa-utils alsa-oss alsa-base linux-sound-base liboss-salsa2

but the problem persists.

Furthermore, I can't even enable the device manually:

$ sudo modprobe snd-pcm-oss
FATAL: Module snd_pcm_oss not found.

Please investigate.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: oss-compat 0.0.4+nmu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Dec 9 18:52:29 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: oss-compat

Tong Sun (suntong001) wrote :
martinwguy (martinwguy) wrote :

This breakage was caused by a "fix" to "bug" #579300
See bug #716814 for an attempt to get them to unbreak this.
Meanwhile, there are linux image packages which re-enable OSS compat for amd64 and i386 attached to the comments of the first bug.

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