[mythtv-users] Something is currently using /dev/dsp

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 14:27:17 UTC 2007

On 2/1/07, Justin Luitjens <luitjens at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> Hi when my myth user logs into KDE I get the error message below in the
> mythfrontend output:
> 2007-02-01 00:57:58.502 Opening OSS audio device '/dev/dsp'.
> 2007-02-01 00:57:58.502 AudioOutput Error: WARNING: something is
> currently using: /dev/dsp, retrying.
> 2007-02-01 00:57:58.502 NVP: Disabling Audio, reason is: WARNING:
> something is currently using: /dev/dsp, retrying.
I have the same problem on 64 bit gentoo. When I start the frontend
about 1 out of 5 times it does this and I get no audio at all so I
exit and restart alsa and after that all is well. I guess its time to
try some of these solutions to see if they fix the problem.


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