I was playing around with kde 3.2 and a crashing artsd was locking up my sound system - any further attempts to use sound from gnome or xmms or anything failed with
/dev/dsp - device busy messages. fstat and lsof showed nothing holding the device. A reboot would fix it, but why reboot FreeBSD? I then remembered from a while ago that if I did the following... # cat /dev/dsp and then of course cntl-C to stop the output the device was no longer busy! I don't know why, but on my hardware at least (Turtle Beach Santa Cruz) this will 'unfreeze' the dsp output device. I'm just sending to the group as I searched for a while before I remembered my fix, and found no answers. So, if you are having the same problem looking for an answer, give this a try and report on your success. Maybe we can get this in to the FAQ. - Mike H. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"