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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY alsa-tools-download-http "&alsa-download-http;/tools/alsa-tools-&alsa-tools-version;.tar.bz2">
8 <!ENTITY alsa-tools-download-ftp "&alsa-download-ftp;/tools/alsa-tools-&alsa-tools-version;.tar.bz2">
9 <!ENTITY alsa-tools-md5sum "3f30a884848a21910195a3c77f1dbde2">
10 <!ENTITY alsa-tools-size "1.4 MB">
11 <!ENTITY alsa-tools-buildsize "14-17 MB depending on the tool being built">
12 <!ENTITY alsa-tools-time "0.1-0.5 SBU depending on the tool being built">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="alsa-tools" xreflabel="ALSA Tools-&alsa-tools-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="alsa-tools.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>ALSA Tools-&alsa-tools-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools">
26 <primary sortas="a-ALSA-Tools">ALSA Tools</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to ALSA Tools</title>
31
32 <para>The <application>ALSA Tools</application> package
33 contains advanced tools for certain sound cards.</para>
34
35 <note>
36 <para>The <application>ALSA Tools</application> package has
37 not been tested by the BLFS editors.</para>
38 </note>
39
40 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
41 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
42 <listitem>
43 <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&alsa-tools-download-http;"/></para>
44 </listitem>
45 <listitem>
46 <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&alsa-tools-download-ftp;"/></para>
47 </listitem>
48 <listitem>
49 <para>Download MD5 sum: &alsa-tools-md5sum;</para>
50 </listitem>
51 <listitem>
52 <para>Download size: &alsa-tools-size;</para>
53 </listitem>
54 <listitem>
55 <para>Estimated disk space required: &alsa-tools-buildsize;</para>
56 </listitem>
57 <listitem>
58 <para>Estimated build time: &alsa-tools-time;</para>
59 </listitem>
60 </itemizedlist>
61
62 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">ALSA Tools Dependencies</bridgehead>
63
64 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
65 <para role="required"><xref linkend="alsa-lib"/></para>
66
67 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
68 <para role="optional"><xref linkend="pkg-config"/> and
69 <xref linkend="gtk2"/> or <xref linkend="GTK"/>
70 (to build <command>echomixer</command>,
71 <command>envy24control</command> and <command>rmedigicontrol</command>),
72 <ulink url="http://www.fltk.org/">FLTK</ulink> (to build
73 <command>hdspconf</command> and <command>hdspmixer</command>), and
74 <xref linkend="qt"/> to build <command>qlo10k1</command>.</para>
75
76 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
77 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/alsa-tools"/></para>
78
79 </sect2>
80
81 <sect2 role="installation">
82 <title>Installation of ALSA Tools</title>
83
84 <para>The <application>ALSA Tools</application> package is
85 only needed by those with advanced requirements for their sound card. The
86 tools are not all built together, instead you need to <command>cd</command>
87 into the directory of each tool you wish to compile and run the following
88 commands:</para>
89
90<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr &amp;&amp;
91make</userinput></screen>
92
93 <para>The <command>ac3dec</command> tool comes with a test suite,
94 but it is not functional since it does not contain the reference
95 results for the <command>dither_test</command> program.</para>
96
97 <para>Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
98
99<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
100
101 </sect2>
102
103 <sect2 role="content">
104 <title>Contents</title>
105
106 <segmentedlist>
107 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
108 <segtitle>Installed Library</segtitle>
109 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
110
111 <seglistitem>
112 <seg>ac3dec, extract_ac3, as10k1, dl10k1, echomixer, envy24control,
113 hdspconf, hdsploader, hdspmixer, init_audigy, init_audigy_eq10,
114 init_live, lo10k1, ld10k1, ld10k1d, mixartloader, pcxhrloader,
115 qlo10k1, rmedigicontrol, cspctl, sbiload, sscape_ctl, us428control,
116 usx2yloader, and vxloader</seg>
117 <seg>liblo10k1.so</seg>
118 <seg>/usr/share/applications, /usr/share/pixmaps, /usr/include/lo10k1,
119 /usr/share/ld10k1, and /usr/share/sounds</seg>
120 </seglistitem>
121 </segmentedlist>
122
123 <variablelist>
124 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
125 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
126 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
127
128 <varlistentry id="ac3dec">
129 <term><command>ac3dec</command></term>
130 <listitem>
131 <para>is a free AC-3 stream decoder.</para>
132 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools ac3dec">
133 <primary sortas="b-ac3dec">ac3dec</primary>
134 </indexterm>
135 </listitem>
136 </varlistentry>
137
138 <varlistentry id="extract_ac3">
139 <term><command>extract_ac3</command></term>
140 <listitem>
141 <para>will take an MPEG-2 stream and produce
142 AC-3 audio to stdout if it exists.</para>
143 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools extract_ac3">
144 <primary sortas="b-extract_ac3">extract_ac3</primary>
145 </indexterm>
146 </listitem>
147 </varlistentry>
148
149 <varlistentry id="as10k1">
150 <term><command>as10k1</command></term>
151 <listitem>
152 <para>is an assembler for the emu10k1 DSP chip present in the
153 Creative SB Live, PCI 512, and emu APS sound cards. It is used
154 to make audio effects such as a flanger, chorus or reverb.</para>
155 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools as10k1">
156 <primary sortas="b-as10k1">as10k1</primary>
157 </indexterm>
158 </listitem>
159 </varlistentry>
160
161 <varlistentry id="echomixer">
162 <term><command>echomixer</command></term>
163 <listitem>
164 <para>is the Linux equivalent of the Echoaudio console application
165 from Echoaudio. It is a tool to control all the features of any Echoaudio
166 soundcard. This includes clock sources, input and output gains, mixers,
167 etc.</para>
168 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools echomixer">
169 <primary sortas="b-echomixer">echomixer</primary>
170 </indexterm>
171 </listitem>
172 </varlistentry>
173
174 <varlistentry id="envy24control">
175 <term><command>envy24control</command></term>
176 <listitem>
177 <para>is a control tool for Envy24 (ice1712) based sound cards.</para>
178 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools envy24control">
179 <primary sortas="b-envy24control">envy24control</primary>
180 </indexterm>
181 </listitem>
182 </varlistentry>
183
184 <varlistentry id="hdspconf">
185 <term><command>hdspconf</command></term>
186 <listitem>
187 <para>is a GUI to control the Hammerfall
188 HDSP Alsa Settings. Up to four hdsp cards are supported.</para>
189 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools hdspconf">
190 <primary sortas="b-hdspconf">hdspconf</primary>
191 </indexterm>
192 </listitem>
193 </varlistentry>
194
195 <varlistentry id="hdsploader">
196 <term><command>hdsploader</command></term>
197 <listitem>
198 <para>is used to load the firmware required by the Hammerfall
199 HDSP sound cards.</para>
200 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools hdsploader">
201 <primary sortas="b-hdsploader">hdsploader</primary>
202 </indexterm>
203 </listitem>
204 </varlistentry>
205
206 <varlistentry id="hdspmixer">
207 <term><command>hdspmixer</command></term>
208 <listitem>
209 <para>is the Linux equivalent of the Totalmix application from RME.
210 It is a tool to control the advanced routing features of the RME
211 Hammerfall DSP soundcard series.</para>
212 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools hdspmixer">
213 <primary sortas="b-hdspmixer">hdspmixer</primary>
214 </indexterm>
215 </listitem>
216 </varlistentry>
217
218 <varlistentry id="ld10k1">
219 <term><command>ld10k1</command></term>
220 <listitem>
221 <para>is the server of a EMU10K{1,2} patch loader for ALSA.</para>
222 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools ld10k1">
223 <primary sortas="b-ld10k1">ld10k1</primary>
224 </indexterm>
225 </listitem>
226 </varlistentry>
227
228 <varlistentry id="lo10k1">
229 <term><command>lo10k1</command></term>
230 <listitem>
231 <para>is the client of a EMU10K{1,2} patch loader for ALSA.</para>
232 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools lo10k1">
233 <primary sortas="b-lo10k1">lo10k1</primary>
234 </indexterm>
235 </listitem>
236 </varlistentry>
237
238 <varlistentry id="dl10k1">
239 <term><command>dl10k1</command></term>
240 <listitem>
241 <para>loads config dumps generated by <command>lo10k1</command>
242 and <command>ld10k1</command>.</para>
243 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools dl10k1">
244 <primary sortas="b-dl10k1">dl10k1</primary>
245 </indexterm>
246 </listitem>
247 </varlistentry>
248
249 <varlistentry id="ld10k1d">
250 <term><command>ld10k1d</command></term>
251 <listitem>
252 <para>is an init script for the <command>ld10k1</command>
253 patch loader.</para>
254 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools ld10k1d">
255 <primary sortas="b-ld10k1d">ld10k1d</primary>
256 </indexterm>
257 </listitem>
258 </varlistentry>
259
260 <varlistentry id="qlo10k1">
261 <term><command>qlo10k1</command></term>
262 <listitem>
263 <para>is a <application>Qt</application> GUI for the
264 <command>ld10k1</command> patch loader.</para>
265 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools qlo10k1">
266 <primary sortas="b-qlo10k1">qlo10k1</primary>
267 </indexterm>
268 </listitem>
269 </varlistentry>
270
271 <varlistentry id="mixartloader">
272 <term><command>mixartloader</command></term>
273 <listitem>
274 <para>is a helper program to load the firmware binaries onto the
275 Digigram's miXart board sound drivers. The following modules require this
276 program: snd-mixart. These drivers don't work properly at all until the
277 certain firmwares are loaded, i.e. no PCM nor mixer devices will
278 appear.</para>
279 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools mixartloader">
280 <primary sortas="b-mixartloader">mixartloader</primary>
281 </indexterm>
282 </listitem>
283 </varlistentry>
284
285 <varlistentry id="pcxhrloader">
286 <term><command>pcxhrloader</command></term>
287 <listitem>
288 <para>is a helper program to load the firmware binaries onto
289 Digigram's pcxhr compatible board sound drivers. The following modules
290 require this program: snd-pcxhr. These drivers don't work properly at all
291 until the certain firmwares are loaded, i.e. no PCM nor mixer devices will
292 appear.</para>
293 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools pcxhrloader">
294 <primary sortas="b-pcxhrloader">pcxhrloader</primary>
295 </indexterm>
296 </listitem>
297 </varlistentry>
298
299 <varlistentry id="rmedigicontrol">
300 <term><command>rmedigicontrol</command></term>
301 <listitem>
302 <para>is a control tool for RME Digi32 and RME Digi96 sound cards.
303 It provides a graphical frontend for all the sound card controls and
304 switches.</para>
305 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools rmedigicontrol">
306 <primary sortas="b-rmedigicontrol">rmedigicontrol</primary>
307 </indexterm>
308 </listitem>
309 </varlistentry>
310
311 <varlistentry id="cspctl">
312 <term><command>cspctl</command></term>
313 <listitem>
314 <para>is an SB16/AWE32 Creative Signal Processor
315 (ASP/CSP) control program.</para>
316 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools cspctl">
317 <primary sortas="b-cspctl">cspctl</primary>
318 </indexterm>
319 </listitem>
320 </varlistentry>
321
322 <varlistentry id="sbiload">
323 <term><command>sbiload</command></term>
324 <listitem>
325 <para>is an OPL2/3 FM instrument loader for the
326 ALSA sequencer.</para>
327 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools sbiload">
328 <primary sortas="b-sbiload">sbiload</primary>
329 </indexterm>
330 </listitem>
331 </varlistentry>
332
333 <varlistentry id="sscape_ctl">
334 <term><command>sscape_ctl</command></term>
335 <listitem>
336 <para>is an ALSA SoundScape control utility.</para>
337 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools sscape_ctl">
338 <primary sortas="b-sscape_ctl">sscape_ctl</primary>
339 </indexterm>
340 </listitem>
341 </varlistentry>
342
343 <varlistentry id="us428control">
344 <term><command>us428control</command></term>
345 <listitem>
346 <para>is a Tascam US-428 control program.</para>
347 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools us428control">
348 <primary sortas="b-us428control">us428control</primary>
349 </indexterm>
350 </listitem>
351 </varlistentry>
352
353 <varlistentry id="usx2yloader">
354 <term><command>usx2yloader</command></term>
355 <listitem>
356 <para>is a helper program to load the 2nd Phase firmware binaries
357 onto the Tascam USX2Y USB sound cards. It has proven to work so far for the
358 US122, US224 and US428. The snd-usb-usx2y module requires this program.</para>
359 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools usx2yloader">
360 <primary sortas="b-usx2yloader">usx2yloader</primary>
361 </indexterm>
362 </listitem>
363 </varlistentry>
364
365 <varlistentry id="vxloader">
366 <term><command>vxloader</command></term>
367 <listitem>
368 <para>is a helper program to load the firmware binaries onto the
369 Digigram's VX-board sound drivers. The following modules require this program:
370 snd-vx222, snd-vxpocket, snd-vxp440. These drivers don't work properly at all
371 until the certain firmwares are loaded, i.e. no PCM nor mixer devices will
372 appear.</para>
373 <indexterm zone="alsa-tools vxloader">
374 <primary sortas="b-vxloader">vxloader</primary>
375 </indexterm>
376 </listitem>
377 </varlistentry>
378
379 </variablelist>
380
381 </sect2>
382
383</sect1>
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