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Last change on this file since 9f12e36 was 9f12e36, checked in by Randy McMurchy <randy@…>, 15 years ago

Removed 'keywordset' blocks and extra spaces from the XML files (note this was by accident as I meant to do just in the gnome directory but I was in the root of BOOK when I ran the script, but this was going to happen anyway so I don't think it is a big deal)

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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 "ba9b8010120701d0f6daf061d392cfa2">
10 <!ENTITY alsa-utils-size "972 KB">
11 <!ENTITY alsa-utils-buildsize "6.8 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.</para>
116
117 <para>The first time the <filename>alsactl</filename> program is run from
118 the <application>udev</application> rule below, it will complain that
119 there is no state in <filename>/etc/asound.state</filename>. You can
120 prevent this by running the following commands as the <systemitem
121 class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
122
123<screen role="root"><userinput>touch /etc/asound.state &amp;&amp;
124alsactl store</userinput></screen>
125
126 <para>The volume settings will be restored from the saved state by
127 <application>Udev</application> when the device is detected (during boot
128 or when plugged in for USB devices).</para>
129
130<!--
131 <para> While still the
132 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user, create the
133 <filename>/etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore</filename> script with
134 the following commands:</para>
135
136<screen role="root"><userinput>install -v -d -m754 /etc/udev/scripts &amp;&amp;
137cat &gt; /etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore &lt;&lt; "EOF"
138#!/bin/sh -e
139# Begin /etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore
140# $1 is (the numbered device "%n") passed in by udev/kernel.
141
142 rc=1
143
144 if [ -f /usr/sbin/alsactl ]; then
145 /usr/sbin/alsactl restore "${1}"
146 rc=$?
147 fi
148
149 exit $rc
150
151# End /etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore
152EOF
153chmod -v 754 /etc/udev/scripts/alsa-restore</userinput></screen>
154-->
155
156 <para>As the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user, install
157 a new <application>Udev</application> rules file to create the audio
158 device nodes and run the restore script:</para>
159
160<screen role="root"><userinput>cat &gt; /etc/udev/rules.d/15-alsa.rules &lt;&lt; "EOF"
161# Give the audio group ownership of sound devices
162SUBSYSTEM=="sound", GROUP="audio"
163SUBSYSTEM=="snd", GROUP="audio"
164
165# ALSA Devices
166# When a sound device is detected, restore the volume settings
167KERNEL=="controlC[0-9]*", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/sbin/alsactl restore %n"
168KERNEL="hw[CD0-9]*", NAME="snd/%k"
169KERNEL="pcm[CD0-9cp]*", NAME="snd/%k"
170KERNEL="midiC[D0-9]*", NAME="snd/%k"
171KERNEL="timer", NAME="snd/%k"
172KERNEL="seq", NAME="snd/%k"
173EOF
174chmod 644 /etc/udev/rules.d/15-alsa.rules</userinput></screen>
175
176 </sect3>
177
178 </sect2>
179
180 <sect2 role="content">
181 <title>Contents</title>
182
183 <segmentedlist>
184 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
185 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
186 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
187
188 <seglistitem>
189 <seg>aconnect, alsaconf, alsactl, alsamixer, amidi,
190 amixer, aplay, aplaymidi, arecord, arecordmidi, aseqnet,
191 aseqdump, iecset, and speaker-test</seg>
192 <seg>None</seg>
193 <seg>None</seg>
194 </seglistitem>
195 </segmentedlist>
196
197 <variablelist>
198 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
199 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
200 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
201
202 <varlistentry id="aconnect">
203 <term><command>aconnect</command></term>
204 <listitem>
205 <para>is a utility for connecting and disconnecting two existing
206 ports in the ALSA sequencer system.</para>
207 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aconnect">
208 <primary sortas="b-aconnect">aconnect</primary>
209 </indexterm>
210 </listitem>
211 </varlistentry>
212
213 <varlistentry id="alsaconf">
214 <term><command>alsaconf</command></term>
215 <listitem>
216 <para>is a configuration tool which tries to detect the sound cards
217 on your system and write a suitable configuration file for ALSA.
218 This program is incompatible with udev and hotplug.</para>
219 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils alsaconf">
220 <primary sortas="b-alsaconf">alsaconf</primary>
221 </indexterm>
222 </listitem>
223 </varlistentry>
224
225 <varlistentry id="alsactl">
226 <term><command>alsactl</command></term>
227 <listitem>
228 <para>is used to control advanced settings for the
229 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
230 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils alsactl">
231 <primary sortas="b-alsactl">alsactl</primary>
232 </indexterm>
233 </listitem>
234 </varlistentry>
235
236 <varlistentry id="alsamixer">
237 <term><command>alsamixer</command></term>
238 <listitem>
239 <para>is an ncurses-based mixer program for use with the
240 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
241 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils alsamixer">
242 <primary sortas="b-alsamixer">alsamixer</primary>
243 </indexterm>
244 </listitem>
245 </varlistentry>
246
247 <varlistentry id="amidi">
248 <term><command>amidi</command></term>
249 <listitem>
250 <para>is used to read from and write to ALSA
251 RawMIDI ports.</para>
252 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils amidi">
253 <primary sortas="b-amidi">amidi</primary>
254 </indexterm>
255 </listitem>
256 </varlistentry>
257
258 <varlistentry id="amixer">
259 <term><command>amixer</command></term>
260 <listitem>
261 <para> allows command-line control of the mixers for the
262 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
263 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils amixer">
264 <primary sortas="b-amixer">amixer</primary>
265 </indexterm>
266 </listitem>
267 </varlistentry>
268
269 <varlistentry id="aplay">
270 <term><command>aplay</command></term>
271 <listitem>
272 <para>is a command-line soundfile player for the
273 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
274 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aplay">
275 <primary sortas="b-aplay">aplay</primary>
276 </indexterm>
277 </listitem>
278 </varlistentry>
279
280 <varlistentry id="aplaymidi">
281 <term><command>aplaymidi</command></term>
282 <listitem>
283 <para>is a command-line utility that plays the specified
284 MIDI file(s) to one or more ALSA sequencer ports.</para>
285 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aplaymidi">
286 <primary sortas="b-aplaymidi">aplaymidi</primary>
287 </indexterm>
288 </listitem>
289 </varlistentry>
290
291 <varlistentry id="arecord">
292 <term><command>arecord</command></term>
293 <listitem>
294 <para>is a command-line soundfile recorder for the
295 ALSA sound card drivers.</para>
296 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils arecord">
297 <primary sortas="b-arecord">arecord</primary>
298 </indexterm>
299 </listitem>
300 </varlistentry>
301
302 <varlistentry id="arecordmidi">
303 <term><command>arecordmidi</command></term>
304 <listitem>
305 <para>is a command-line utility that records a standard
306 MIDI file from one or more ALSA sequencer ports.</para>
307 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils arecordmidi">
308 <primary sortas="b-arecordmidi">arecordmidi</primary>
309 </indexterm>
310 </listitem>
311 </varlistentry>
312
313 <varlistentry id="aseqdump">
314 <term><command>aseqdump</command></term>
315 <listitem>
316 <para>is a command-line utility that prints the sequencer events it
317 receives as text.</para>
318 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aseqdump">
319 <primary sortas="b-aseqdump">aseqdump</primary>
320 </indexterm>
321 </listitem>
322 </varlistentry>
323
324 <varlistentry id="aseqnet">
325 <term><command>aseqnet</command></term>
326 <listitem>
327 <para>is an ALSA sequencer client which sends
328 and receives event packets over a network.</para>
329 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils aseqnet">
330 <primary sortas="b-aseqnet">aseqnet</primary>
331 </indexterm>
332 </listitem>
333 </varlistentry>
334
335 <varlistentry id="iecset">
336 <term><command>iecset</command></term>
337 <listitem>
338 <para>is a small utility to set or dump the IEC958 (or so-called
339 <quote>S/PDIF</quote>) status bits of the specified sound
340 card via the ALSA control API.</para>
341 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils iecset">
342 <primary sortas="b-iecset">iecset</primary>
343 </indexterm>
344 </listitem>
345 </varlistentry>
346
347 <varlistentry id="speaker-test">
348 <term><command>speaker-test</command></term>
349 <listitem>
350 <para>is a command-line speaker test tone generator for ALSA.</para>
351 <indexterm zone="alsa-utils speaker-test">
352 <primary sortas="b-speaker-test">speaker-test</primary>
353 </indexterm>
354 </listitem>
355 </varlistentry>
356
357 </variablelist>
358
359 </sect2>
360
361</sect1>
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