Broken Links?

eric eric at
Mon Aug 26 15:50:38 PDT 2002

On Sun, 25 Aug 2002 23:38:51 -0400
Jerry Hoover <jbhoo at> wrote:

> eric wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Aug 2002 20:31:56 -0400
> > Jerry Hoover <jbhoo at> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Simple question. I see broken links in my /dev directory flashing red 
> >>means they are broken links right? Is it ok to remove them?
> >>
> >>
> > 
> > Depends on what they're pointing to.  If it's anything important the solution might be to put back whatever it is they want to link to.  Otherwise they can be deleted, but once deleted you lose a clue as to potential problems.  Might want to at least jot down what's apparently missing for future reference.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> most of them are sound related 
> mixer,sequencer2,snd,sndstat,midi,amidi,dsp,audio,adsp they are in /dev 
> and they point back to /dev to files like  mixer0 audio0 midi0

Are you messing with devfs?  Sounds like my Mandrake desktop which uses something like that.  On my lfs based server /dev/dsp isn't a link.  

Are you having trouble with sound?  

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