ALSA sound without OSS emulation

Alex Malinovich demonbane at
Thu Mar 18 17:38:29 EST 2004

According to the README, ALSA is supported without needing OSS
emulation. Unfortunately, if I don't load snd-pcm-oss, I don't get
sound. I get an error message on the console saying /dev/[sound/]dsp
could not be opened (because /dev/dsp doesn't get created until I load
the oss modules). I'm using a 2.6.3 kernel with the latest ALSA modules
on a Debian Sid system. Everything else that uses ALSA works fine.
(xmms, esd with libesd-alsa, etc.) Any suggestions?
Alex Malinovich
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