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14<abstract> 14<abstract>
15This guide will show you how to set up the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) on Gentoo Linux. 15This guide will show you how to set up the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) on Gentoo Linux.
16In addition to the Gentoo Linux Desktop Configuration Guide, this guide is supposed to give you more information on this subject. </abstract> 16In addition to the Gentoo Linux Desktop Configuration Guide, this guide is supposed to give you more information on this subject. </abstract>
17 17
18<version>1.2</version> 18<version>1.2</version>
19<date>18 February 2003</date> 19<date>8 May 2003</date>
20 20
21<chapter> 21<chapter>
22<title>Introduction</title> 22<title>Introduction</title>
23<section> 23<section>
24 <title>What is ALSA?</title> 24 <title>What is ALSA?</title>
200Check the ALSA portion <e>at the bottom of the file</e>. 200Check the ALSA portion <e>at the bottom of the file</e>.
201By tweaking this line you can specify the max number of soundcards you have (generally, just one). 201By tweaking this line you can specify the max number of soundcards you have (generally, just one).
202</p> 202</p>
203<p> 203<p>
204<pre caption="At the bottom of /etc/modules.d/alsa"> 204<pre caption="At the bottom of /etc/modules.d/alsa">
205alias /dev/mixer snd-mixer-oss
206alias /dev/dsp snd-pcm-oss
207alias /dev/midi snd-seq-oss
208
209# Set this to the correct number of cards. 205# Set this to the correct number of cards.
210<c>options snd cards_limit=1</c> 206<c>options snd cards_limit=1</c>
211</pre> 207</pre>
212</p> 208</p>
213<p> 209<p>
321</p> 317</p>
322<p> 318<p>
323<pre> 319<pre>
324# <c>amixer set Master 100 unmute</c> 320# <c>amixer set Master 100 unmute</c>
325# <c>amixer set PCM 100 unmute</c> 321# <c>amixer set PCM 100 unmute</c>
326# <c>aplay /usr/kde/3/share/sounds/pop.wav</c> <codenote>(pop.wav is part of KDE)</codenote> 322# <c>aplay $KDEDIR/share/sounds/pop.wav</c> <codenote>(pop.wav is part of KDE)</codenote>
327</pre> 323</pre>
328</p> 324</p>
329We check to see if sound is working by using the aplay (alsa play) command. If you hear a pop, then sound is indeed working. 325We check to see if sound is working by using the aplay (alsa play) command. If you hear a pop, then sound is indeed working.
330Then, adjust the volume settings to your liking; the ncurses-based <c>alsamixer</c> is a great way to get them "just so". 326Then, adjust the volume settings to your liking; the ncurses-based <c>alsamixer</c> is a great way to get them "just so".
331<p> 327<p>

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