The only alsa.conf file on the system is in /usr/share/alsa not /etc/modprobe.d. In my user directory I have an .asoundrc file. These appear different from what Dominique shared earlier. Also I am missing an expected midi device and maybe a libao device. A code page isn't yet present or configured either. Exit errors are: ERROR: Can't find codepage for "C". Please add the mapping to locales.conf and send patch. ERROR: libao: unable to get driver id ERROR: alsa_midi (ALSA lib): rawmidi_hw.c:235:(snd_rawmidi_hw_open) : No such file or directory open /dev/snd/midiC0D0 failed How can I check for a live libao driver and build both midi drivers and libao drivers if those don't exist? This system runs on utf-8 as most Linux systems do these days. What should be done to cause the code page error to disappear if it is or will be critical in future? I had to remove a drives line from a .dosemurc I made for dosemu 1.42 and when I did that dosemu 2 came up and surprised me. My surprise was this. With dosemu 1, with this .dosemurc file I had a 64 line boot.log file. With the modified .dosemurc file for dosemu 2 where that drives line got deleted, my boot.log file was only 36 lines long. Lots of warnings with the /etc/dosemu/dosemu.conf file which stands to reason. Good configuration work pays.