Got ALSA Going!!!

John Covici covici at
Wed Nov 20 03:54:59 EST 2002

didn't they eliminate the snd- as of rc5 -- when I tried something
like this with my via82xx, I got lots of warnings and no module.

on Mon, 18 Nov 2002 00:03:56 +0000 (GMT) Toby Fisher <toby at> wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Steve Holmes wrote:
> <snip>
> #Sound config begins.
> alias char-major-116 snd
> options snd snd_major=116 snd_cards_limit=1
> alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
> options snd-emu10k1 snd_index=0 snd_id="sblive!"
>  # OSS/Free setup
> alias char-major-14 soundcore
> alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
> alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
> alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
> alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
> alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
> alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
> alias sound-service-1-0 snd-mixer-oss
> alias sound-service-1-3 snd-pcm-oss
> alias sound-service-1-12 snd-pcm-oss
> #Sound config ends.
>> My other questions have to do with identifying and manipulating the
>> various controls on the sound card and getting results.  First off, I
>> used the amixer command to change Bass and Treble but I don't hear any
>> effect from the change.  On my SB live card, I notice five jacks - I
>> figured out one for line input and one for output but can't seem to
>> figure out the other output.  My old SB AWE32 card had separate
>> speaker and line out jacks doesn't the SB live do that any more? I
>> have only been able to get output from one jack; I can hook up
>> speakers or my sterio to it with favorable results on both.  I just
>> miss having the speakers and my stereo hooked up at the same time.
> Ok, well my sblive has 2 outputs, they are front and rear.  This may be
> your problem, you need to give the rear output some volume or you won't
> hear anything.  Personally, I find alsamixer a bit easier to tweak with
> than amixer, but that's down to personal choice.
> Hope this helps.
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