On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 02:55:15PM -0600, Sandbox Video Productions wrote:
> Starting KDE I always get this message. Then it just
> stalls
> Sound server informational message:
> Error while ititializing the sound driver:
> device /dev/dsp can't be opened (Device not
> configured)
> The sound server will continue using the null output device

I used to get that error when I started KDE without having
loaded the driver for my sound card.  However the impact was
just that I couldn't hear any sound; KDE still started and
ran well (but quietly).

Depending on what sound card you have, it is likely that you
will want to add the following to /boot/loader.conf:


That's assuming that you don't have it compiled into the kernel
(it isn't by default).  However, while that should fix the error
message when KDE loads, it probably won't resolve whatever is
causing KDE to stall.  Still, you have to take things one at a

Danny MacMillan
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