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Re: [linrad] ALSA vs OSS ?
I didn't think that you are one of ALSA fun:-)
(I was about to write to you for this matter)
Thanks for your input which's the very first one as far as I remember.
In these a week or so, I've changed my Linux to Debian which's very differs
than RedHat. I might continue to stay with Debian.
Now, here is the one I get today from our debian-users (JA) mailing list.
It's a scrach and posted author has a problem with this.
Please every one understand and use just for your information.
I will try myself under Debian maybe shortly as OS installation not yet
---shell script for ALSA install---
echo "Making ALSA drivers"
bzip2 -d alsa-driver*.tar.bz2 2>/dev/null
tar -xvf alsa-driver*.tar
/configure --with-isapnp=no --with-cards=ens1371,emu10k1,ice1712
chmod 666 /dev/dsp* /dev/mixer* /dev/sequencer* /dev/midi*
cat >~/.asoundrc <<EOF
echo "Making ALSA libraries"
bzip2 -d alsa-lib*.tar.bz2 2>/dev/null
tar -xvf alsa-lib*.tar
echo "Making ALSA utilities"
bzip2 -d alsa-utils*.tar.bz2
tar -xvf alsa-utils*.tar
Kohjin - JR1EDE
PS: Sorry Edson, I'm too busy, so our eye-ball qso/party will be delayed:-(
At 12:20 03/01/28 +0900, you wrote:
>This is what I have in the machines I have installed alsa:
>Distro: Red Hat Linux release 7.2 (Enigma)
>CC: gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.2 2.96-108.7.2)
>Kernel: Linux 2.4.19 (compiled from sources)
>Sound: SoundBlaster Live (EMU10K1 Chipset)
>Driver: ALSA 0.9.0beta12
>Remarks: SB Live's mixer has too many controls and options, making the
> card configuration quite tedious and complex.
>Distro: Red Hat Linux release 8.0 (Psyche)
>CC: gcc version 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)
>Kernel: Linux 2.4.18 (RedHat's original)
>Sound: C-Media compatible (CMI9738 Chipset)
>Driver: ALSA 0.9.0rc6
>Remarks: The OSS Free driver did not work with linrad (API problems). The
>ALSA driver worked just fine. This is a 1000 Yen (US$8) soundcard very
>popular in Japan now days. Good sound quality and low noise.
>I did not have problems installing ALSA since version 0.6. The steps I
>used to install version 0.9rc6 were:
>0. Have the Linux kernel development package (headers) installed.
>1. Download ALSA drivers, libs, utils, tools, and oss lib.
>2. tar -zxvf alsa-driver
>3. ./configure; make
>4. as root, make install
>5. as root, ./snddevices
>6. tar -zxvf alsa-libs
>7. ./configure; make
>8. as root, make install
>9. tar -zxvf alsa-utils
>10. ./configure; make
>11. as root, make install
>12. tar -zxvf alsa-tools
>13. ./configure; make
>14. as root, make install
>15. tar -zxvf alsa-oss
>16. ./configure; make
>17. as root, make install
>To load the drivers by hand:
>The OSS driver must be loaded separately.
>You can check the loaded modules with the command:
>To have the modules loaded automatically the next time you boot Linux,
>edit /etc/modules.conf and insert the appropriate lines. Instructions on
>how to do this depends on the type of soundcard and sound driver you have.
>The instructions can be found at the ALSA web page.
>Look for your soundcard and click on the Driver & Docs link.
>Hope this helps.
>-- Edson, 7n4ncl
>On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Kohjin Yamada wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I had paid a full time of weeks for installing ALSA on my Delta 44 but
>> got a success so far.
>> I know I'm not that expert in Linux but have been a deep fun of Un*x
>> for more than 15 years.
>> Who is using ALSA in this community?
>> What is your Linux distribution, kernel/gcc version, your card?
>> Would you please spend your time for us to input mini_HOWTO?
>> Kohjin - JR1EDE
>> At 01:04 03/01/28 +0900, you wrote:
>> >I think the bottom line is:
>> >If OSS Free provides adequate support to your soundcard and works well
>> >with the applications you intend to use, stay with OSS Free; otherwise,
>> >you can use OSS or ALSA. Both have advantages and disadvantages which are
>> >well described at:
>> >-- Edson, 7n4ncl
>> >On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 bob@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> >> Any comments on ALSA vs OSS by way of
>> >> experienced based comparison.
>> >> I'm just getting this stuff together to use
>> >> with VIA/Athlon MP4 based laptop and tentec
>> >> RX320 (RH8.0 2.4.20 compiled for Athlon MP4)
>> >> -bob
>> >> ah7i