Actually, I can only get cd's to play. Weird! I have never had this happen before.
I am still running Fedora Core 1, but the problem is that whenever I try to play MP3's with xmms-mp3, I get an error and the redhat-sound util cannot play a test sound, then exits with
sox: Can't open output file '/dev/dsp': No such device
and when I try to run "gnome-volume-control" I get
Volume control is unable to run correctly.
Unable to open audio device '/dev/mixer'.
Please check that you have permissions to open '/dev/mixer'
and that you have sound support in your kernel.
Press Quit to exit Volume control
I have changed permissions to the nth degree, but my actions are in vain for nothing comes of it.
"lsmod," looks like this:
Module Size Used by
maestro3 29320 0
ac97_codec 15628 1 maestro3
snd_maestro3 14500 0
snd_ac97_codec 55300 1 snd_maestro3
snd_pcm 76708 1 snd_maestro3
snd_page_alloc 8708 1 snd_pcm
snd_timer 19844 1 snd_pcm
snd 37304 4 snd_maestro3,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
The penultimate (next-to-last) one, "snd," is what really stumps me. Its sheer presence seems redundant and I think it needs to be unloaded. If you see, it loads all of the other modules that are already loaded, and that is really weird to me.
Honestly I think I need that Linux power tools book or just a voyage to B@rders to uhemm browse their resources