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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 1.31 2004/04/11 10:52:16 cam Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml,v 1.32 2004/05/09 11:17:02 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>1.4.2</version> 43<version>1.4.3</version>
44<date>March 28, 2004</date> 44<date>May 09, 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>
526 526
527<p> 527<p>
528After copying over the sound font you want to use, you need to select it for use 528After copying over the sound font you want to use, you need to select it for use
529with <c>/usr/bin/sfxload</c>. 529with <c>/usr/bin/sfxload</c>.
530</p> 530</p>
531 531
532<pre caption="Selecting the sound font"> 532<pre caption="Selecting the sound font">
533# <i>/usr/bin/sfxload /usr/share/sfbank/8MBGMSFX.SF2</i> 533# <i>/usr/bin/sfxload /usr/share/sfbank/8MBGMSFX.SF2</i>
534</pre> 534</pre>
535 535
536<note> 536<note>
537You may wish to place this command in /etc/conf.d/local.start or in the startup 537You may wish to place this command in /etc/conf.d/local.start or in the startup
538script for your sound card (/etc/alsa.d/emu10k1) to make sure it gets loaded 538script for your sound card (/etc/alsa.d/emu10k1) to make sure it gets loaded
539at startup. 539at startup.
540</note> 540</note>
541
542<p>
543If you can't find soundfonts on your driver CD you can download some online from
544<uri>http://www.parabola.demon.co.uk/alsa/awe64.html</uri>.
545</p>
541 546
542</body> 547</body>
543</section> 548</section>
544<section> 549<section>
545<title>Timidity++ Virtual Synthesizer</title> 550<title>Timidity++ Virtual Synthesizer</title>
546<body> 551<body>
547 552
548<p> 553<p>
549If your sound card does not come with a hardware synthesizer (or you don't 554If your sound card does not come with a hardware synthesizer (or you don't
550want to use it), you can use <c>timidity++</c> to provide you with a virtual 555want to use it), you can use <c>timidity++</c> to provide you with a virtual
551synthesizer. Start by emerging this package: 556synthesizer. Start by emerging this package:
552</p> 557</p>
553 558
554<pre caption="Installing Timidity++"> 559<pre caption="Installing Timidity++">
555# <i>emerge timidity++</i> 560# <i>emerge timidity++</i>

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