KDE and asla-driver sound

Jan Stifter j.stifter at medres.ch
Tue Oct 30 01:32:42 PST 2001


On Mon, 29 Oct 2001 22:18:51 -0500, Gregory Davis <gdavis7 at umbc.edu>

>Chris Lingard wrote:
>> I have just installed the asla stuff and believe that I can use it within
>> KDE.
>> Which packages of KDE do I need to re-compile?
>> Chris
>The best thing I have done so far is to let ./configure handle guessing it. 
> As long as you setup your ALSA distribution to use OSS emulation (by using 
>their OSS mixer module), you should be fine.  Once you have everything 
>compiled, enter into the "sound server" setup, which is in "preferences" -> 
>"sound".  Change the server from whatever it was to alsa.  Sound should now 
>work.  If it doesn't, you probably installed ALSA wrong, forgot to make the 
>sound devices, or have the wrong permissions on the devices.

My problem is very similar: ALSA and the kernel both supports my sound
card. Should I a) compile the sound card with the kernel (as a kernel
module) or b) should I use ALSA?

It seems to me, that some nice utils only run with ALSA?

Any hints are greatly appreciated

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