Years ago i was able to pipe the kernel to the sound device via
cat /vmlinuz > /dev/dsp
However, i do not have the sound device in Natty 11.04 anymore. Any idea, how i can do this in this new version of Ubuntu?
This, in a terminal:
Ubuntu uses PulseAudio as its sound server (before I think ALSA's dmix was used, I believe. I don't remember.)
padsp is a PulseAudio tool that wraps /dev/dsp to PulseAudio.
The oss-compat package, as suggested by MrShunz, enables ALSA's OSS compatibility layer, so it has to go through ALSA to get to PulseAudio which finally uses ALSA to access the sound device. So:
padsp is also already installed by default, I think. If it isn't though, bash will tell you which package contains it :)
Newer versions of
Or you can always install the