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OSS showing up when I am using ALSA

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Cutaway
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Joined: 04/17/2010

I am using the alsa sound driver but only the OSS and jack shows up in preferences. When I first started using it I would get the error starting that Hydrogen was unable to start the sound driver but I would click reload a couple times and it would work. I just recently changed the ownership to all the files in /dev/s*nd*/* so that everybody could hear sound but I am afraid this shut me down.

My questions is: why doesn't alsa show up as a driver to select?

Thanks,
Cutaway

I am also getting the following errors on the console:

[ERROR] SongReader Error Loading song: NULL instrument, now using /emptySample.wav
[ERROR] OssDriver DSP ERROR_OPEN
[ERROR] Hydrogen Error starting audio driver [audioDriver::connect()]
ALSA lib seq_hw.c:446:(snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: Permission denied
[ERROR] AlsaMidiDriver Error opening ALSA sequencer

Comix
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Hydrogen does not have a native ALSA driver, however you can use the OSS driver without problems if you have a good ALSA setup.

Check also the Jack driver (with ALSA), hydrogen has very good performance with it.

Hope this helps.
Ciao