[alsa-devel] ALSA layer in Linux 2.6.18 and OSS

Viral Mehta viral.mehta at einfochips.com
Mon Feb 16 08:54:54 CET 2009

Hi All,

I am trying to make an application that does Audio playback and record. 
I have configured Kernel and Re-built it.
I want to use only ALSA features. I have said "Yes" to all ALSA related 
options and "No" to all OSS related things.

When I booted my kernel, I found that there was no "/dev/dsp" device and 
so my application was not able to run. The application opens "/dev/dsp" 
device first and then does other things.

Next time, when I enabled few of the OSS options in kernel's config 
file. I was able to run my application. My question is I do not want OSS 
at all. I just need ALSA then in that case what I am doing wrong.


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