[SDL] Mix_OpenAudio: No available audio device

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Sun Jan 16 13:08:15 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 07:04:03PM -0200, Pedro Izecksohn wrote:
> produces sometimes "Mix_OpenAudio: No available audio device" and othertimes 
> "open /dev/sequencer: Permission denied". What should I do?
> I use Linux 2.6.7-klg, KDE with artsd. KDE sounds work fine, and also Kaffeine 
> works fine. "la /dev/sequencer" prints "crw-rw----  1 root audio 14, 1 
> 2004-04-24 13:08 /dev/sequencer".

Is your user in the "audio" group?

e.g., on my box (a Debian/Testing system), I see this in /etc/group


If so, perhaps some other application is holding /dev/sequencer open.
Try running "lsof /dev/sequencer" to see what process...


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