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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 1.61 2005/09/09 06:49:31 fox2mike Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml,v 1.62 2005/09/10 18:02:53 swift Exp $ -->
3 3
4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
5 5
6<guide link="/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux ALSA Guide</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux ALSA Guide</title>
8 8
9<author title="Author"> 9<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="fox2mike@gentoo.org">Shyam Mani</mail> 10 <mail link="fox2mike@gentoo.org">Shyam Mani</mail>
11</author> 11</author>
12 12
13<abstract> 13<abstract>
14This document helps a user setup ALSA on Gentoo Linux. 14This document helps a user setup ALSA on Gentoo Linux.
15</abstract> 15</abstract>
16 16
17<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 17<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
18<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 18<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
19<license/> 19<license/>
20 20
21<version>2.9</version> 21<version>2.10</version>
22<date>2005-09-09</date> 22<date>2005-09-10</date>
23 23
24<chapter> 24<chapter>
25<title>Introduction</title> 25<title>Introduction</title>
26<section> 26<section>
27<title>What is ALSA?</title> 27<title>What is ALSA?</title>
28<body> 28<body>
29 29
30<p> 30<p>
31ALSA, which stands for <e>Advanced Linux Sound Architecture</e>, provides 31ALSA, which stands for <e>Advanced Linux Sound Architecture</e>, provides
32audio and MIDI (<e>Musical Instrument Digital Interface</e>) functionality to 32audio and MIDI (<e>Musical Instrument Digital Interface</e>) functionality to
33the Linux operating system. ALSA is the default sound subsystem in the 2.6 33the Linux operating system. ALSA is the default sound subsystem in the 2.6
34kernel thereby replacing OSS (<e>Open Sound System</e>), which was used in the 34kernel thereby replacing OSS (<e>Open Sound System</e>), which was used in the
352.4 kernels. 352.4 kernels.
36</p> 36</p>
37 37
298PCI devices)</comment> 298PCI devices)</comment>
299PCI devices ---&gt; 299PCI devices ---&gt;
300 <comment>(We now select the emu10k1 driver for our card)</comment> 300 <comment>(We now select the emu10k1 driver for our card)</comment>
301 &lt;M&gt; Emu10k1 (SB Live!, Audigy, E-mu APS) 301 &lt;M&gt; Emu10k1 (SB Live!, Audigy, E-mu APS)
302 <comment>(Or an Intel card would be)</comment> 302 <comment>(Or an Intel card would be)</comment>
303 &lt;M&gt; Intel/SiS/nVidia/AMD/ALi AC97 Controller 303 &lt;M&gt; Intel/SiS/nVidia/AMD/ALi AC97 Controller
304 <comment>(Or if you have a VIA Card)</comment> 304 <comment>(Or if you have a VIA Card)</comment>
305 &lt;M&gt; VIA 82C686A/B, 8233/8235 AC97 Controller 305 &lt;M&gt; VIA 82C686A/B, 8233/8235 AC97 Controller
306 306
307<comment>(Move one level back and select in case you have an USB sound card)</comment> 307<comment>(Move one level back and select in case you have an USB sound card)</comment>
308USB Devices ---&gt; 308USB Devices ---&gt;
309</pre> 309</pre>
310 310
311<p> 311<p>
312Now that your options are set, you can (re)compile the kernel and ALSA support 312Now that your options are set, you can (re)compile the kernel and ALSA support
313for your card should be functional once you reboot into the new kernel. 313for your card should be functional once you reboot into the new kernel. Don't
314forget to update your GRUB configuration to use the newly built kernel.
314You can now proceed to <uri link="#alsa-utilities">ALSA Utilities</uri> and 315You can now proceed to <uri link="#alsa-utilities">ALSA Utilities</uri> and
315see if everything is working as it should. 316see if everything is working as it should.
316</p> 317</p>
317 318
318</body> 319</body>
319</section> 320</section>
320<section id="alsa-driver"> 321<section id="alsa-driver">
321<title>Using the ALSA Driver package</title> 322<title>Using the ALSA Driver package</title>
322<body> 323<body>
323 324
324<p> 325<p>
325So you've decided to go the <c>alsa-driver</c> way. Let's get started then. 326So you've decided to go the <c>alsa-driver</c> way. Let's get started then.
326There are a few minor things to be done to ensure only the drivers for your 327There are a few minor things to be done to ensure only the drivers for your
327sound card are compiled. Although this is not really necessary, it cuts down 328sound card are compiled. Although this is not really necessary, it cuts down
328on the unnecessary drivers that will be compiled otherwise. 329on the unnecessary drivers that will be compiled otherwise.

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