Re: Debian Stretch Am Confused about /dev/dsp
- Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:19:09 -0400
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian Stretch Am Confused about /dev/dsp
On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:14:57PM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> After successfully installing stretch on a system, there
> was no /dev/dsp. I needed to play some mp3 files and so
> installed mplayer. [...]
/dev/dsp is part of the legacy OSS (Open Sound System) interface. If
you play audio using only ALSA, or ALSA + Pulse, you do not need this
If your software requires the /dev/dsp interface (because it predates
ALSA), you can try loading the snd-pcm-oss module. At least, that's
what the IRC bot says to do.
It also pointed me to <http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/NoLinuxDevDsp>,
if that's of any help.