- Open Sound System legacy device management utility.
utility creates and manages old style (legacy) device
files for OSS audio, MIDI and mixer devices.
In previous versioms OSS used "flat" device numbering for the device
files (for example /dev/dsp0 to /dev/dspN). OSS version 4.0 and later uses
different naming scheme. The ossdevlinks
utility is used to manage the
legacy device names as symbolic links to the new style devices.
is used without command line arguments. However
there are a few command line options.
- Write legacydev file to <fname>.
- Do not actually modify device files
- Reset the legacy device numbering (do not use).
- Verbose output
option may invalidate audio device selections in the setup files
of various applications. This is considered highly undesirable. Applications
using wrong audio devices may cause serious security and privacy problems. For
this reason the -r
option should never be used unless there are no
other ways to recover from serious audio/sound related problems. After that
users should review the audio settings of all the audio applications they are
/var/lib/oss4/legacy_devices /dev/dspN /dev/midiNN