View Full Version : wavesurfer not working in FC11

13th October 2010, 11:07 AM
wavesurfer is an audio speech editor tool. On trying to play a wave file, "/dev/dsp" not found message appears.

/dev/dsp (OSS) has long been an obsolete interface on linux, instead /dev/snd is provided in FC11. OSS Sound Support has been disabled in F11 onwards because it can interfere with the PulseAudio sound service (a legacy OSS application can prevent PulseAudio applications from playing sound by preventing PulseAudio from (re-)opening the sound device). Though, if required, it can be reenabled by following steps:

#lsmod |grep snd
#/sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss
#vim /etc/modprobe.d/dist-oss.conf --> uncomment "install snd-pcm...."
#vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf --> comment "blacklist snd-pcsp"

Logout and login and then try using it. You should also be able to see the device /dev/dsp also.