On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 09:40:57PM -0500, T Kellers wrote:
> I searched the list archive, but I didn't see anything specific to this
> Dell Latitude C600, running 5.2-BETA from 11/24/2003...
> I didn't notice until I started up KDE that I had no /dev/dsp of any kind in
> my /dev directory. I mount_nfs'd /usr/src and /usr/obj from my adjacent
> desktop Dell Optiplex (running same OS and build date), installed the kernel,
> installed world, mergemaster'd and rebooted. Still no /dev/dsp (or /dev/
> dsp.x) on the Latitude laptop (they do exist on the Optiplex --which has
> working sound in KDE).
> The desktop with the working sound had KDE built from sources, the laptop's
> KDE environment was installed by building instant-workstation. The laptop
> has a sound_maestro3 card and I have the .ko loaded for it (and sound_pcm).
> Both machines have device pcm in the kernel.
...and does the kernel detect the sound card? These device nodes are
created by the driver when it configures detected devices.