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Old 01-10-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
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Can someone explain to me why I would need ALSA?


Ok, so I just installed debian. There is no sound for my applications (such as GAIM). I read somewhere that I need to install ALSA for sound. Can someone explain to me why I need this and how to install it? Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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Just think of it as Linux drivers for your sound card
http://alsa-project.org/
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:58 PM   #3
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ALSA is what controls the sound in linux, and its a large collection of drivers for different cards and such.

You can get it at http://www.alsa-project.org/
 
Old 01-11-2005, 01:07 AM   #4
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Since you're on debian a simple apt-get install alsa should probably cover it for you
 
Old 01-11-2005, 01:12 AM   #5
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If you are using kernel 2.6x, alsa should be built in to the kernel, since you are using Debian, this may not be the case.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:51 AM   #6
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If you are using kernel 2.6x, alsa should be built in to the kernel, since you are using Debian, this may not be the case.
having ALSA built in didn't work for me, having it as modules works though :S
 
Old 01-11-2005, 04:08 AM   #7
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having ALSA built in didn't work for me, having it as modules works though :S
Likewise
 
Old 01-11-2005, 04:16 AM   #8
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Mmm thats suprising. I actually disabled it as modules on my Slack machine and just use the default alsa from kernel 2.6.10.
 
  


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