udev and sound device

Woody Gilk woody.gilk at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 21:28:47 UTC 2004

make sure you are that snd-mixer-oss and snd-pcm are loaded. those
should (tm) create the necessary links and whatnot in /dev/sound/* to


On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 09:31:51 -0500, Benoit Valiron <bvali087 at uottawa.ca> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently passed from a system where udev was mounted to some /udev
> directory to a full udev-based system. Modulo some permissions to
> adjust, everything went fine, except that udev doesn't create the
> sound devices. More specifically, there is no /dev/dsp device, and
> mpg123 fails, complaining: "no /dev/dsp found !".
> It looks strange to me : I still have the old static dev directory
> renamed as /dev-static. And if I ask mpg123 to use /dev-static/dsp, it
> works as required. Moreover, udev then creates all the required
> devices in /dev and the sound works as it should be.
> So my question is : Does anyone have any idea on how to ask udev to
> create these devices without passing first by some static one ?
> Thank you,
> -- ben
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