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Re: [linrad] ALSA vs OSS ?
- Subject: Re: [linrad] ALSA vs OSS ?
- Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 12:20:26 +0900 (JST)
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 had never
> 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
> Kohjin Yamada - JR1EDE
> QTH: PM95tg.12