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4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
5 5
6<guide> 6<guide>
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>2.25</version> 27<version>3</version>
28<date>2009-08-05</date> 28<date>2012-02-13</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>
34<body> 34<body>
35 35
36<p> 36<p>
37ALSA, which stands for <e>Advanced Linux Sound Architecture</e>, provides 37ALSA, which stands for <e>Advanced Linux Sound Architecture</e>, provides audio
38audio and MIDI (<e>Musical Instrument Digital Interface</e>) functionality to 38and MIDI (<e>Musical Instrument Digital Interface</e>) functionality to the
39the Linux operating system. ALSA is the default sound subsystem in the 2.6 39Linux operating system. ALSA is the default sound subsystem in the 3.0 and 2.6
40kernel thereby replacing OSS (<e>Open Sound System</e>), which was used in the 40kernels, thereby replacing OSS (<e>Open Sound System</e>), which was used in
412.4 kernels. 41the 2.4 kernels.
42</p> 42</p>
43 43
44<p> 44<p>
45ALSA's main features include efficient support for all types of audio 45ALSA's main features include efficient support for all types of audio
46interfaces ranging from consumer sound cards to professional sound 46interfaces ranging from consumer sound cards to professional sound
47equipment, fully modularized drivers, SMP and thread safety, backward 47equipment, fully modularized drivers, SMP and thread safety, backward
48compatibility with OSS and a user-space library <c>alsa-lib</c> to make 48compatibility with OSS and a user-space library <c>alsa-lib</c> to make
49application development a breeze. 49application development a breeze.
50</p>
51
52</body>
53</section>
54<section>
55<title>ALSA on Gentoo</title>
56<body>
57
58<p>
59Historically, Gentoo offered two ways to get ALSA up and running: the
60<e>in-kernel</e> driver and the external <c>alsa-driver</c> package. The two
61solutions essentially do the same thing; this made supporting the external
62package extremely difficult and time-consuming. The Gentoo maintainers decided
63to discontinue support for the <c>alsa-driver</c> package, concentrating their
64resources on the ALSA drivers available within the Linux kernel. This guide will
65focus solely on configuring ALSA via the in-kernel driver.
66</p>
67
68<p>
69If you still require the <c>alsa-driver</c> package, please email the <mail
70link="alsa-bugs@gentoo.org">Gentoo ALSA maintainers</mail> with why the
71in-kernel drivers don't work for you. Be sure to include detailed error logs.
72</p> 50</p>
73 51
74</body> 52</body>
75</section> 53</section>
76</chapter> 54</chapter>

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