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/dev/dsp is a directoy, not a device!

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I was just installing a program that uses oss and I was surprised to find that i don't have a /dev/dsp device. I have a /dev/dsp directory, and look at this crazy listing of what it contains...

[josh@roma dsp]$ ls -la

total 0

drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Oct 16 07:07 ./

drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Dec 31 1969 ../

drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Oct 16 07:07 ataraid/

drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Oct 16 07:07 cciss/


Why do I have a directory called ataraid in my /dev/dsp?


I have a solution to my problem already. If i rm -r /dev/dsp and then make a sim link to /dev/sound/dsp everything is fine. Unfortunately every time I reboot Something undoes my work and I have that stupid directory there again.


I'm hoping to not have to do something funky, like write a script to do this everytime I boot up, but I will if I don't hear any good suggestions here.


I am running mandrake 10.0 with an nforce chipset motherboard.

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