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       ossdevlinks - Open Sound System legacy device management utility.


       ossdevlinks [-vr]


       The  ossdevlinks  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.


       Normally  ossdevlinks  is  used without command line arguments. However
       there are a few command line options.

              Write legacydev file to <fname>.

       -r     Reset the legacy device numbering (do not use).

       -v     Verbose output

       The -r 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 using.




       /usr/sbin/ossdevlinks      /var/lib/oss4/legacy_devices       /dev/dspN
       /dev/midiNN /dev/mixerN


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                                 31 July 2010                   ossdevlinks(8)