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12<author title="Author"><mail link="agenkin@gentoo.org"> 12<author title="Author"><mail link="agenkin@gentoo.org">
13 Arcady Genkin</mail> 13 Arcady Genkin</mail>
14</author> 14</author>
15<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhen@gentoo.org"> 15<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">
16 John P. Davis</mail> 16 John P. Davis</mail>
17</author>
18<author title="Editor"><mail link="swift@gentoo.org">
19 Sven Vermeulen</mail>
17</author> 20</author>
18 21
19<license/> 22<license/>
20 23
21<abstract> 24<abstract>
195<body> 198<body>
196<p> 199<p>
197Let's start configuring now to get ALSA working properly. 200Let's start configuring now to get ALSA working properly.
198We'll need to edit some files, to let our system know about the freshly installed ALSA modules. 201We'll need to edit some files, to let our system know about the freshly installed ALSA modules.
199</p> 202</p>
203
204<p>
205First, install <c>alsa-utils</c> on your system:
200<p> 206</p>
207
208<pre caption = "Emerging alsa-utils">
209# <i>emerge alsa-utils</i>
210</pre>
211
212<p>
201First file to edit is <path>/etc/modules.d/alsa</path>. 213Hereafter, we need to edit <path>/etc/modules.d/alsa</path>.
202</p> 214</p>
203<warn> 215<warn>
204There is no need to edit <path>/etc/modules.conf</path>. Instead, always edit files in <path>/etc/modules.d</path>. 216There is no need to edit <path>/etc/modules.conf</path>. Instead, always edit files in <path>/etc/modules.d</path>.
205</warn> 217</warn>
206<p> 218<p>
300<pre> 312<pre>
301# <c>/etc/init.d/alsasound start</c> 313# <c>/etc/init.d/alsasound start</c>
302</pre> 314</pre>
303<p> 315<p>
304ALSA is running now. If everything is ok, you should be able to see the ALSA modules loaded when running <c>lsmod</c>. 316ALSA is running now. If everything is ok, you should be able to see the ALSA modules loaded when running <c>lsmod</c>.
305However, sound won't work yet, because the channels are still muted. We need <c>alsa-utils</c> for this. 317However, sound won't work yet, because the channels are still muted. We need <c>amixer</c> for this.
306</p> 318</p>
307<pre> 319<pre caption = "Running amixer">
308# <c>emerge alsa-utils</c>
309# <c>amixer</c> 320# <i>amixer</i>
310</pre> 321</pre>
311<p> 322<p>
312<warn> 323<warn>
313You shouldn't get this, but <e>if</e> you get an error about "amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory", you should manually insmod 324You shouldn't get this, but <e>if</e> you get an error about "amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory", you should manually insmod
314<c>snd-mixer-oss</c> and <c>snd-pcm-oss</c> once. After that run amixer again. 325<c>snd-mixer-oss</c> and <c>snd-pcm-oss</c> once. After that run amixer again.

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