r6425 - in trunk/BOOK: introduction/welcome multimedia/libdriv

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Thu Jan 18 00:18:20 PST 2007

dnicholson at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> +    <note>
> +      <para>The <application>ALSA OSS</application> package has
> +      not been tested by the BLFS editors.</para>
> +    </note>
> +

even though the test is easy. Install cdrtools, insert an audio CD, and run 
this command (it would play the first audio track digitally via the emulated 
OSS device):

aoss cdda2wav -e -D /dev/cdrom

this works, too, if your CD-ROM is /dev/hdd:

aoss cdda2wav -e -D ATA:1,1,0

While this command is playing the music, verify that ALSA, not OSS, is 
really used:

fuser /dev/dsp

(should print nothing)

Alexander E. Patrakov

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