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ALSA driver

The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is composed of several parts. The first is a fully modularized sound driver which supports module autoloading, devfs, isapnp autoconfiguration, and gives complete access to analog audio, digital audio, control, mixer, synthesizer, DSP, MIDI, and timer components of audio hardware. It also includes a fully-featured kernel-level sequencer, a full compatibility layer for OSS/Free applications, an object-oriented C library which covers and enhances the ALSA kernel driver functionality for applications (client/server, plugins, PCM sharing/multiplexing, PCM metering, etc.), an interactive configuration program for the driver, and some simple utilities for basic management.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  09 Jul 2013 09:50

    Release Notes: Various enhancements and bugfixes.

    •  15 Apr 2013 09:14

      Release Notes: Various enhancements and bugfixes were made.

      •  09 Sep 2012 12:25

        Release Notes: Various enhancements and bugfixes were made.

        •  27 Jan 2012 14:51

          Release Notes: Many enhancements and bugfixes were made.

          •  12 Feb 2011 13:35

            Release Notes: Building was fixed for various recent kernel changes. Many minor bugs were fixed. Tons of driver fixes and enhancements were made.

            Recent comments

            04 Feb 2003 12:06 florinandrei

            ChangeLog link, please?
            It would be nice if the project would have a ChangeLog accessible without downloading the tarball. This way people can sync up with the latest additions in a very simple and quick fashion. IMO, this is a must-have for any open source project.

            06 Dec 1999 12:35 shaman

            Solaris x86
            I sure would like to see this extended to Solaris x86.

            27 Oct 1999 15:33 ahermans

            Re: ALSA don't work
            If you need support with ALSA please look at and/or write to the mailing list.

            We are always glad to help.

            28 Sep 1999 12:28 fringd

            ALSA don't work
            i like that it's opensource and better and stuff.
            but i can't make it work. this sucks. anyone know
            where more help is available? i've tried the INSTALL
            and the mini-HOWTO, but i'm lost.

            25 Jul 1999 23:04 schmoko

            ALSA is very good.
            I've been using ALSA for several months, and my experience has been very good. The sound quality is MUCH higher on my OPL3-SAx than it was with the OSS drivers, and it was in fact easier for me to install. I've reccomneded ALSA to several people since then, and they've all preferred it to OSS as well.
            Ignore the naysayers here, ALSA is a very good thing and you should give it a try.


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