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Old 12-08-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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alsa-utils for freebsd?


Just got my sound card working thanks to the freebsd handbook. I tried just now to pkg_add alsa-utils but it reports that it cannot be found. I'm new to freebsd. I am I overlooking something?

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FreeBSD does not use ALSA. It uses OSS (Open Sound System). ALSA means Advanced Linux Sound Architecture so its a Linux thing at the moment.
Old 12-08-2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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If I would have thought about it longer, it would have made sense. What I'm looking for is something comparable to the command line alsa-conf, where I can adjust the audio channel volumes via command line. Anything like that for OSS?


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See the manpages for mixer(8). That what you're looking for?

(A quick google didn't turn up hits for 'man alsa-conf'. But it did find some 'man alsaconf' pages. That appears to be a sound card detection script...)
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Hi, yes this is what I was looking for.

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