/dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Alex Schuster <email@example.com> [12-02-18 16:52]:
>> Hi there!
>> I want to play Quake3. games-fps/quake3 works, but somehow extra stuff
>> (maps, models) I downloaded and put into /opt/quake3/baseq3 is not being
>> used. I think I had such problems before, so I used to run
>> games-fps/quake3-bin instead. I have no sound.
>> There are error messages:
>> /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
>> Could not open /dev/dsp
>> This is true, even as root I cannot echo something to this device. lsof
>> and fuser return nothing, so I wonder what is using the device.
>> I had sound problems with Quake3 in the past, and found a wrapper script
>> quake3-sdl-sound[*], that worked. But now it doesn't.
>> Any ideas? There will be a big match going on with my little sister this
>> evening, so you see this is a really really important issue!
>> * * * Wonko
> Hi Alex,
> try (as root)
> * *fuser /dev/dsp
> to figure out, which task helds that device...
Typically, IME, Flash.
It should be possible to launch the binary using a wrapper that
redirects things to either ALSA or PulseAudio. I don't remember,
exactly; it's been a long time since I've had to deal with OSS-only