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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 1.37 2004/06/15 07:21:07 bennyc Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml,v 1.39 2004/08/13 18:01:14 cam 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">
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>1.5.0</version> 43<version>1.5.2</version>
44<date>May 18, 2004</date> 44<date>August 13, 2004</date>
45 45
46<chapter> 46<chapter>
47<title>The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture</title> 47<title>The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture</title>
48<section> 48<section>
49<title>What is ALSA?</title> 49<title>What is ALSA?</title>
309<path>/usr/share/sfbank</path>. For instance, the SBLive has a sound font file 309<path>/usr/share/sfbank</path>. For instance, the SBLive has a sound font file
310called <path>8MBGMSFX.SF2</path> or <path>CT4GMSFX.SF2</path>. 310called <path>8MBGMSFX.SF2</path> or <path>CT4GMSFX.SF2</path>.
311</p> 311</p>
312 312
313<p> 313<p>
314After copying over the sound font, select them using <c>sfxload</c>: 314After copying over the sound font, select them using <c>asfxload</c>:
315</p> 315</p>
316 316
317<pre caption="Loading the sound font"> 317<pre caption="Loading the sound font">
318# <i>sfxload /usr/share/sfbank/8MBGMSFX.SF2</i> 318# <i>asfxload /usr/share/sfbank/8MBGMSFX.SF2</i>
319</pre> 319</pre>
320 320
321<p> 321<p>
322You must have this command run every time you boot, so it is adviseable to add 322You must have this command run every time you boot, so it is adviseable to add
323it to <path>/etc/conf.d/local.start</path> as well. 323it to <path>/etc/conf.d/local.start</path> as well.
340synthesizer. Start by emerging this package: 340synthesizer. Start by emerging this package:
341</p> 341</p>
342 342
343<pre caption="Installing Timidity++"> 343<pre caption="Installing Timidity++">
344# <i>emerge timidity++</i> 344# <i>emerge timidity++</i>
345</pre>
346
347<p>
348A sample configuration file will be installed for you in
349<path>/usr/share/timidity/config/timidity.cfg</path>. If you don't have a
350timidity++ configuration setup yet, you can just use this one.
351</p>
352
353<pre caption="Using the default Timidity++ configuration file">
354# <i>cp /usr/share/timidity/config/timidity.cfg /usr/share/timidity</i>
355</pre> 345</pre>
356 346
357<p> 347<p>
358For timidity to play sounds, it needs a soundfont. If you do not have any, 348For timidity to play sounds, it needs a soundfont. If you do not have any,
359install <c>timidity-eawpatches</c> which will give you some soundfonts. 349install <c>timidity-eawpatches</c> which will give you some soundfonts.

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