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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>
22 22
23<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 23<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
24<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 24<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
25<license/> 25<license/>
26 26
27<version>2.19</version> 27<version>2.20</version>
28<date>2007-04-15</date> 28<date>2007-05-02</date>
29 29
30<chapter> 30<chapter>
31<title>Introduction</title> 31<title>Introduction</title>
32<section> 32<section>
33<title>What is ALSA?</title> 33<title>What is ALSA?</title>
80<p> 80<p>
81The two options are : 81The two options are :
82</p> 82</p>
83 83
84<ol> 84<ol>
85 <li>Use ALSA provided by your kernel.</li> 85 <li>
86 Use ALSA provided by your kernel. This is the preferred/recommended method.
87 </li>
86 <li>Use Gentoo's <c>media-sound/alsa-driver</c> package.</li> 88 <li>Use Gentoo's <c>media-sound/alsa-driver</c> package.</li>
87</ol> 89</ol>
88 90
89<p> 91<p>
90The in-kernel drivers and the <c>alsa-driver</c> package can vary a little; it's 92The in-kernel drivers and the <c>alsa-driver</c> package can vary a little; it's
121 <ti>Might be a slightly different version than <c>alsa-driver</c>.</ti> 123 <ti>Might be a slightly different version than <c>alsa-driver</c>.</ti>
122</tr> 124</tr>
123</table> 125</table>
124 126
125<p> 127<p>
126And, if you were to use alsa-driver, 128And, if you were to use <c>alsa-driver</c>,
127</p> 129</p>
128 130
129<table> 131<table>
130<tr> 132<tr>
131 <th>alsa-driver</th> 133 <th>alsa-driver</th>
156<body> 158<body>
157 159
158<p> 160<p>
159The differences between <c>alsa-driver</c> and the in-kernel ALSA drivers are 161The differences between <c>alsa-driver</c> and the in-kernel ALSA drivers are
160quite subtle, as mentioned earlier. Since there are not any huge differences, 162quite subtle, as mentioned earlier. Since there are not any huge differences,
161this guide will go through the process of using the ALSA provided by the kernel 163you are encouraged to go through the process of using the ALSA provided by the
162<e>first</e> for ease of use. However, if you run into problems, try switching 164kernel <e>first</e> for ease of use. Before reporting any sound related issues
163to <c>alsa-driver</c>. Before reporting any sound related issues to <uri
164link="https://bugs.gentoo.org">Gentoo Bugzilla</uri>, please try to reproduce 165to <uri link="https://bugs.gentoo.org">Gentoo Bugzilla</uri>, please try to
165them using <c>alsa-driver</c> and file the bug report no matter what the 166reproduce them using <c>alsa-driver</c> and file the bug report no matter what
166result. 167the result.
167</p> 168</p>
168 169
169</body> 170</body>
170</section> 171</section>
171<section id="lspci"> 172<section id="lspci">

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