Updating ALSA

Andrew Benton b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Fri Apr 21 02:51:17 PDT 2006

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 10:38:54PM +0100, Andrew Benton wrote:
>> Two other things which are OSS only are the proprietary binaries 
>> (Firefox plugins), macromedia Flash and Realplayer. I miss them, but not 
>> enough to make me want to compile OSS (I get better sound quality if I 
>> keep things ALSA only).
>  I don't know about flash, but I'm listening to an RP feed at the
> moment over alsa - on the alsa menu of menuconfig, I select OSS Mixer
> API, OSS PCM API, OSS Sequencer API (unsure if they are all needed).
>  Under Open Sound System do not select anything.  Config fragments
> (from 2.6.17-rc2) follow.

Sorry, I didn't explain myself very well. I wasn't talking about the old 
OSS api, I was talking about ALSA-OSS emulation. I get better sound 
quality if I don't enable it, but there are still some things which 
depend on ALSA-OSS emulation. Sorry for any confusion.


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