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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
older interface.

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.