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

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Thu Feb 1 14:27:35 UTC 2007

Dan Wilga wrote:
> I had a similar problem. I found that I had two options:
> 1. Turn off all use of audio in my window manager.
> 2. Have myth use the "ALSA:something" style of device, instead of 
> /dev/something (OSS).
> I opted for #2.
> One way you could try to diagnose what has the device open is:
>    lsof | grep /dev/dsp
I had a similar problem some time ago and can provoke it now.

Noatun had been started for some reason and had an icon in the panel.
I just hit 'quit'.


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