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Date:      Sun, 3 Dec 1995 19:10:00 -0800 (PST)
From:      Archie Cobbs <>
To: (Ron Steele)
Subject:   Re: where is my /dev/audio?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.951203152925.430A-100000@localhost> from "Ron Steele" at Dec 3, 95 03:38:01 pm

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> I have a SoundBlaster 16 installed.  I believe I have the kernel 
> configured to use it, but I have no /dev/audio.  How does one
> go about configuring this device?  Oddly, I can play cd's routed
> through the SoundBlaster using cdplay.

To create /dev/audio and friends (more specifically, the device files),
do this as root:

  cd /dev
  MAKEDEV snd0

The existence of these files and the existence of the driver
in the kernel are orthogonal questions (and both need the answer
'yes' before you can hear anything! :-)


Archie L. Cobbs,  *  Tribe Computer Works

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