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Updated alsa-utils to 1.0.13

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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-utils-download-http "&alsa-download-http;/utils/alsa-utils-&alsa-utils-version;.tar.bz2">
8 <!ENTITY alsa-utils-download-ftp "&alsa-download-ftp;/utils/alsa-utils-&alsa-utils-version;.tar.bz2">
9 <!ENTITY alsa-utils-md5sum "dfe4bb5d3217f3ec662b172ce8397cf0">
10 <!ENTITY alsa-utils-size "958 KB">
11 <!ENTITY alsa-utils-buildsize "8.1 MB">
12 <!ENTITY alsa-utils-time "0.1 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="alsa-utils" xreflabel="ALSA Utilities-&alsa-utils-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="alsa-utils.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>ALSA Utilities-&alsa-utils-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils">
26 <primary sortas="a-ALSA-Utilities">ALSA Utilities</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to ALSA Utilities</title>
31
32 <para>The <application>ALSA Utilities</application> package contains
33 various utilities which are useful for controlling your sound card.</para>
34
35 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
36 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
37 <listitem>
38 <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&alsa-utils-download-http;"/></para>
39 </listitem>
40 <listitem>
41 <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&alsa-utils-download-ftp;"/></para>
42 </listitem>
43 <listitem>
44 <para>Download MD5 sum: &alsa-utils-md5sum;</para>
45 </listitem>
46 <listitem>
47 <para>Download size: &alsa-utils-size;</para>
48 </listitem>
49 <listitem>
50 <para>Estimated disk space required: &alsa-utils-buildsize;</para>
51 </listitem>
52 <listitem>
53 <para>Estimated build time: &alsa-utils-time;</para>
54 </listitem>
55 </itemizedlist>
56
57 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">ALSA Utilities Dependencies</bridgehead>
58
59 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
60 <para role="required"><xref linkend="alsa-lib"/></para>
61
62 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
63 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/alsa-utils"/></para>
64
65 </sect2>
66
67 <sect2 role="installation">
68 <title>Installation of ALSA Utilities</title>
69
70 <para>Install <application>ALSA Utilities</application> by
71 running the following commands:</para>
72
73<screen><userinput>./configure &amp;&amp;
74make</userinput></screen>
75
76 <para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
77
78 <para>Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
79
80<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
81
82 </sect2>
83
84 <sect2 role="configuration">
85 <title>Configuring ALSA Utilities</title>
86
87 <sect3 id="alsa-utils-config">
88 <title>Config Files</title>
89
90 <para><filename>/etc/asound.state</filename></para>
91
92 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils alsa-utils-config">
93 <primary sortas="e-etc-asound.state">/etc/asound.state</primary>
94 </indexterm>
95
96 </sect3>
97
98 <sect3 id="alsa-utils-init">
99 <title>Configuration Information</title>
100
101 <para> Use a bootscript to store the values at shutdown.</para>
102
103 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils alsa-utils-init">
104 <primary sortas="f-alsa">alsa</primary>
105 </indexterm>
106
107 <para>As the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user,
108 install the init script <filename>/etc/rc.d/init.d/alsa</filename> included
109 in the <xref linkend="bootscripts"/> package.</para>
110
111<screen role="root"><userinput>make install-alsa</userinput></screen>
112
113 <para>Note that all channels of your sound card are muted by default.
114 You can use the <command>alsamixer</command> program from the
115 <application>ALSA Utilities</application> to change this. Use
116 <command>speaker-test</command> to check that your settings have
117 been applied correctly.</para>
118
119 <para>The first time the <filename>alsactl</filename> program is run from
120 the <application>udev</application> rule below, it will complain that
121 there is no state in <filename>/etc/asound.state</filename>. You can
122 prevent this by running the following commands as the <systemitem
123 class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
124
125<screen role="root"><userinput>touch /etc/asound.state &amp;&amp;
126alsactl store</userinput></screen>
127
128 <para>The volume settings will be restored from the saved state by
129 <application>Udev</application> when the device is detected (during boot
130 or when plugged in for USB devices).</para>
131
132<!--
133 <para> While still the
134 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user, create the
135 <filename>/etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore</filename> script with
136 the following commands:</para>
137
138<screen role="root"><userinput>install -v -d -m754 /etc/udev/scripts &amp;&amp;
139cat &gt; /etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore &lt;&lt; "EOF"
140#!/bin/sh -e
141# Begin /etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore
142# $1 is (the numbered device "%n") passed in by udev/kernel.
143
144 rc=1
145
146 if [ -f /usr/sbin/alsactl ]; then
147 /usr/sbin/alsactl restore "${1}"
148 rc=$?
149 fi
150
151 exit $rc
152
153# End /etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore
154EOF
155chmod -v 754 /etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore</userinput></screen>
156-->
157
158 <para>As the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user, install
159 a new <application>Udev</application> rules file to create the audio
160 device nodes and run the restore script:</para>
161
162<screen role="root"><userinput>cat &gt; /etc/udev/rules.d/40-alsa.rules &lt;&lt; "EOF"
163# /etc/udev/rules.d/40-alsa.rules
164
165# When a sound device is detected, restore the volume settings
166KERNEL=="controlC[0-9]*", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/sbin/alsactl restore %n"
167EOF
168chmod -v 644 /etc/udev/rules.d/40-alsa.rules</userinput></screen>
169
170 </sect3>
171
172 </sect2>
173
174 <sect2 role="content">
175 <title>Contents</title>
176
177 <segmentedlist>
178 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
179 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
180 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
181
182 <seglistitem>
183 <seg>aconnect, alsaconf, alsactl, alsamixer, amidi,
184 amixer, aplay, aplaymidi, arecord, arecordmidi, aseqnet,
185 aseqdump, iecset, and speaker-test</seg>
186 <seg>None</seg>
187 <seg>None</seg>
188 </seglistitem>
189 </segmentedlist>
190
191 <variablelist>
192 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
193 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
194 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
195
196 <varlistentry id="aconnect">
197 <term><command>aconnect</command></term>
198 <listitem>
199 <para>is a utility for connecting and disconnecting two existing
200 ports in the ALSA sequencer system.</para>
201 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aconnect">
202 <primary sortas="b-aconnect">aconnect</primary>
203 </indexterm>
204 </listitem>
205 </varlistentry>
206
207 <varlistentry id="alsaconf">
208 <term><command>alsaconf</command></term>
209 <listitem>
210 <para>is a configuration tool which tries to detect the sound cards
211 on your system and write a suitable configuration file for ALSA.
212 This program is incompatible with udev and hotplug.</para>
213 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils alsaconf">
214 <primary sortas="b-alsaconf">alsaconf</primary>
215 </indexterm>
216 </listitem>
217 </varlistentry>
218
219 <varlistentry id="alsactl">
220 <term><command>alsactl</command></term>
221 <listitem>
222 <para>is used to control advanced settings for the
223 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
224 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils alsactl">
225 <primary sortas="b-alsactl">alsactl</primary>
226 </indexterm>
227 </listitem>
228 </varlistentry>
229
230 <varlistentry id="alsamixer">
231 <term><command>alsamixer</command></term>
232 <listitem>
233 <para>is an ncurses-based mixer program for use with the
234 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
235 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils alsamixer">
236 <primary sortas="b-alsamixer">alsamixer</primary>
237 </indexterm>
238 </listitem>
239 </varlistentry>
240
241 <varlistentry id="amidi">
242 <term><command>amidi</command></term>
243 <listitem>
244 <para>is used to read from and write to ALSA
245 RawMIDI ports.</para>
246 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils amidi">
247 <primary sortas="b-amidi">amidi</primary>
248 </indexterm>
249 </listitem>
250 </varlistentry>
251
252 <varlistentry id="amixer">
253 <term><command>amixer</command></term>
254 <listitem>
255 <para> allows command-line control of the mixers for the
256 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
257 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils amixer">
258 <primary sortas="b-amixer">amixer</primary>
259 </indexterm>
260 </listitem>
261 </varlistentry>
262
263 <varlistentry id="aplay">
264 <term><command>aplay</command></term>
265 <listitem>
266 <para>is a command-line soundfile player for the
267 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
268 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aplay">
269 <primary sortas="b-aplay">aplay</primary>
270 </indexterm>
271 </listitem>
272 </varlistentry>
273
274 <varlistentry id="aplaymidi">
275 <term><command>aplaymidi</command></term>
276 <listitem>
277 <para>is a command-line utility that plays the specified
278 MIDI file(s) to one or more ALSA sequencer ports.</para>
279 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aplaymidi">
280 <primary sortas="b-aplaymidi">aplaymidi</primary>
281 </indexterm>
282 </listitem>
283 </varlistentry>
284
285 <varlistentry id="arecord">
286 <term><command>arecord</command></term>
287 <listitem>
288 <para>is a command-line soundfile recorder for the
289 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
290 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils arecord">
291 <primary sortas="b-arecord">arecord</primary>
292 </indexterm>
293 </listitem>
294 </varlistentry>
295
296 <varlistentry id="arecordmidi">
297 <term><command>arecordmidi</command></term>
298 <listitem>
299 <para>is a command-line utility that records a standard
300 MIDI file from one or more ALSA sequencer ports.</para>
301 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils arecordmidi">
302 <primary sortas="b-arecordmidi">arecordmidi</primary>
303 </indexterm>
304 </listitem>
305 </varlistentry>
306
307 <varlistentry id="aseqdump">
308 <term><command>aseqdump</command></term>
309 <listitem>
310 <para>is a command-line utility that prints the sequencer events it
311 receives as text.</para>
312 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aseqdump">
313 <primary sortas="b-aseqdump">aseqdump</primary>
314 </indexterm>
315 </listitem>
316 </varlistentry>
317
318 <varlistentry id="aseqnet">
319 <term><command>aseqnet</command></term>
320 <listitem>
321 <para>is an ALSA sequencer client which sends
322 and receives event packets over a network.</para>
323 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aseqnet">
324 <primary sortas="b-aseqnet">aseqnet</primary>
325 </indexterm>
326 </listitem>
327 </varlistentry>
328
329 <varlistentry id="iecset">
330 <term><command>iecset</command></term>
331 <listitem>
332 <para>is a small utility to set or dump the IEC958 (or so-called
333 <quote>S/PDIF</quote>) status bits of the specified sound
334 card via the ALSA control API.</para>
335 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils iecset">
336 <primary sortas="b-iecset">iecset</primary>
337 </indexterm>
338 </listitem>
339 </varlistentry>
340
341 <varlistentry id="speaker-test">
342 <term><command>speaker-test</command></term>
343 <listitem>
344 <para>is a command-line speaker test tone generator for ALSA.</para>
345 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils speaker-test">
346 <primary sortas="b-speaker-test">speaker-test</primary>
347 </indexterm>
348 </listitem>
349 </varlistentry>
350
351 </variablelist>
352
353 </sect2>
354
355</sect1>
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