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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml,v 1.29 2004/03/11 10:00:47 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml,v 1.30 2004/03/28 08:50:17 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link = "/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml"> 5<guide link = "/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux ALSA Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux ALSA Guide</title>
7<author title="Author"> 7<author title="Author">
8 <mail link="zu@pandora.be">Vincent Verleye</mail> 8 <mail link="zu@pandora.be">Vincent Verleye</mail>
9</author> 9</author>
10<author title="Author"> 10<author title="Author">
11 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 11 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
12</author> 12</author>
13<author title="Author"> 13<author title="Author">
14 <mail link="agenkin@gentoo.org">Arcady Genkin</mail> 14 <mail link="agenkin@gentoo.org">Arcady Genkin</mail>
15</author> 15</author>
16<author title="Author"> 16<author title="Author">
17 <mail link="eradicator@gentoo.org">Jeremy Huddleston</mail> 17 <mail link="eradicator@gentoo.org">Jeremy Huddleston</mail>
28<author title="Editor"> 28<author title="Editor">
29 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail> 29 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
30</author> 30</author>
31<author title="Editor"> 31<author title="Editor">
32 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail> 32 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
33</author> 33</author>
34 34
35<abstract> 35<abstract>
36This guide will show you how to set up the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 36This guide will show you how to set up the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
37(ALSA) on Gentoo Linux. In addition to the Gentoo Linux Desktop Configuration 37(ALSA) on Gentoo Linux. In addition to the Gentoo Linux Desktop Configuration
38Guide, this guide is supposed to give you more information on this subject. 38Guide, this guide is supposed to give you more information on this subject.
39</abstract> 39</abstract>
40 40
41<license/> 41<license/>
42 42
43<version>1.4.1</version> 43<version>1.4.2</version>
44<date>March 10, 2004</date> 44<date>March 28, 2004</date>
45 45
46<chapter> 46<chapter>
47<title>Introduction</title> 47<title>Introduction</title>
48<section> 48<section>
49<title>What is ALSA?</title> 49<title>What is ALSA?</title>
50<body> 50<body>
51 51
52<p> 52<p>
53The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a project to improve the Linux 53The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a project to improve the Linux
54sound subsystem by rewriting large chunks of it. It has replaced the Open 54sound subsystem by rewriting large chunks of it. It has replaced the Open
55Sound System (OSS) as the default sound subsystem in the 2.6 kernel, but it 55Sound System (OSS) as the default sound subsystem in the 2.6 kernel, but it
56can be used with either 2.4 or 2.6 kernels. 56can be used with either 2.4 or 2.6 kernels.
57</p> 57</p>
58 58
59<p> 59<p>
550want to use it), you can use <c>timidity++</c> to provide you with a virtual 550want to use it), you can use <c>timidity++</c> to provide you with a virtual
551synthesizer. Start by emerging this package: 551synthesizer. Start by emerging this package:
552</p> 552</p>
553 553
554<pre caption="Installing Timidity++"> 554<pre caption="Installing Timidity++">
555# <i>emerge timidity++</i> 555# <i>emerge timidity++</i>
556</pre> 556</pre>
557 557
558<p> 558<p>
559A sample configuration file will be installed for you in 559A sample configuration file will be installed for you in
560<path>/usr/share/timitidy/config/timidity.cfg</path>. If you don't have a 560<path>/usr/share/timitidy/config/timidity.cfg</path>. If you don't have a
561timidity++ configuration setup yet, you can just use this one. 561timidity++ configuration setup yet, you can just use this one.
562</p> 562</p>
563 563
564<pre caption="Use the default Timidity++ configuration file"> 564<pre caption="Use the default Timidity++ configuration file">
565# <i>cp /usr/share/timitidy/config/timidity.cfg /usr/share/timidity</i> 565# <i>cp /usr/share/timidity/config/timidity.cfg /usr/share/timidity</i>
566</pre> 566</pre>
567 567
568<p> 568<p>
569Now, you need to enable the init script to run when your system boots 569Now, you need to enable the init script to run when your system boots
570and enable it now. 570and enable it now.
571</p> 571</p>
572 572
573<pre caption="Add timidity to default runlevel and start it now"> 573<pre caption="Add timidity to default runlevel and start it now">
574# <i>rc-update add timidity default</i> 574# <i>rc-update add timidity default</i>
575# <i>/etc/init.d/timidity start</i> 575# <i>/etc/init.d/timidity start</i>
576</pre> 576</pre>
577 577
578<p> 578<p>
579Note that there is a configuration file for the init script that you can 579Note that there is a configuration file for the init script that you can
580modify in <path>/etc/conf.d/timidity</path>, and sane defaults have been 580modify in <path>/etc/conf.d/timidity</path>, and sane defaults have been

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