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Old 09-01-2002, 07:43 PM   #1
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Soundcard Basics

I still haven't come across any decent intro mannuals or e-books explaining the sound system under Linux.

I get a little confused cause I think im trying to tackle it from finish to start.

Anyone here find a decent resource online explaining it? Im in search for a flow chart sorta deal if possible.
Old 09-01-2002, 07:48 PM   #2
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What problems are you having? As far as I'm aware, there's only really two (well, three) sound systems:

Kernel sound (built into the kernel, or preferably as loadable modules)
ALSA (Alternative Linux Sound Architecture).

I believe that there's also some non-free sound arch. from which the kernel stuff is based, but I'd say that the kernel stuff is pretty damn good!

Obviously, there's going to be sub-levels, such as the Enlightenment sound-deamon, but that (I believe) runs on top of either kernel/ALSA.



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